Arsenal are now in advance discussion with Leicester City for the signing of Ben Chilwell according to a report by football insider. Football insider reports claim Wenger is interested in the highly rated and very versatile defender and has decided to open talks early to avoid losing him to other clubs especially as Liverpool are also interested in signing him.
Liverpool were recently reported by the British media as the clear favorites for the signature of the full back. The reports claim Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to see the player as a competition/replacement for Alberto Moreno who hasn’t really been impressive for Liverpool ever since he joined them.
The Liverpool interest has reportedly managed to force Wenger’s hand. Arsenal had in January made two bids for the player which were rejected by Leicester City but the Gunners will now go in with another bid which they hope will be good enough to bring the player to the Emirates. Arsenal’s last reported bid was £7m which means there is a chance that any further bid will be at least £10 million or more.
Should Wenger successfully sign Chilwell, Kieran Gibbs will reported be sold to the highest bidder and he has already been linked with a move to West Ham and Southampton in the last few weeks.