Lampard told to forget signing Chilwell and land world class left-back instead for Chelsea


Chelsea must not pursue a deal for Ben Chilwell and should go after Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico instead, according to former West Ham midfielder Don Hutchison

We have been in the headlines for the past few months as reports have claimed that boss Frank Lampard is desperate to spend some serious money and acquire a new left-back.

And that has led to some reports in the media suggesting that they are interested in trying to sign Chilwell from Leicester in a deal that could cost us round £70 million, especially after the Englishman became one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

However, Tagliafico is also a man that could be on his way to the Bridge this season, with reports in the media suggesting that he already has an agreement to leave AJax when the summer transfer window opens up.

And Hutchison has opened up and urged the club to make a move for the Ajax star rather than making a big money move to try and sign Chilwell in the summer.

“Tagliafico all day long,” Hutchison told ESPN FC.

“We talk about transfer fees, the Chilwell transfer fee in the U.K., they’re saying over £75m-£80m which I think is astronomical.

“I look around Europe and I see loads of left-backs that are really good, if not better. I see [Marvin] Plattenhardt, I see Philipp Max.

“I think Tagliafico is the best one out there at Ajax, I think he’s terrific and I don’t think he will cost anywhere near £80m, half the money I would imagine.

“So he would get my pick, the Argentinian.”

Look, both would be great signings for the club and both would bring something to the side, so it will be interesting to see if we end up with any of the pair, as we would take either of them.

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