Chelsea handed massive boost in their pursuit of England international full-back

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Chelsea could potentially be handed a transfer boost as it’s reported Leicester City could pursue Ryan Bertrand amid talk of a move to Stamford Bridge for Ben Chilwell.

As noted by The Sun, both Chelsea and Man City have been paired with interest in the Foxes left-back, as it has been suggested that Frank Lampard would like an upgrade in that department on the likes of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri.

Given the 23-year-old’s full-back importance to Brendan Rodgers, coupled with Leicester City pushing for a top-four finish in the Premier League this campaign, it seems highly unlikely that they allow any of their top players to move on this month.

Though, as reported by the Daily Mail, Chelsea may well have been given the renewed belief that a deal can be done for the talented defender, as it’s claimed that Brendan Rodgers could line up Bertrand from Southampton as they fear Ben Chilwell could move on in the summer.

It remains to be seen if the pieces fall into place for the touted deals to go through, but Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers will arguably much prefer to keep their core players in place and continue to strengthen rather than having to replace influential individuals.

Whether or not a qualification for the Champions League helps with that remains to be seen, but given what Frank Lampard is building at the Blues with a nucleus of young England players at the centre of his plans, it could be an appealing move for Ben Chilwell to be a part of that.

Further, realistically, Chelsea will offer a stronger chance of winning trophies moving forward, as their recent track record would suggest, and so Leicester City may well be doing the smart thing by planning and preparing for an exit to ensure that they fill the void efficiently and can continue to make progress under Brendan Rodgers.