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Leicester City open contract talks with Ben Chilwell?

Leicester keen to extend Chilwell deal?
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Leicester City reportedly open talks over a new contract with defender Ben Chilwell, who has impressed on the international scene with England in recent weeks.

Leicester City have reportedly opened contract negotiations with defender Ben Chilwell.

The left-back has spent much of his Leicester career as deputy to Christian Fuchs, but the 21-year-old has now established himself on both the domestic and international scene.

Chilwell has impressed with England in recent weeks - featuring in the 3-2 victory over Spain on Monday night - and according to the Leicester Mercury, that has resulted in the Foxes hierarchy looking to extend the player's current deal.

The academy graduate's existing contract does not expire until 2021, but Leicester are said to want to add at least one more season onto that as well as handing Chilwell a pay-rise.

Chilwell's recent emergence will make him an attractive target for the top clubs in English football, and Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both been previously linked with an approach.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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