Manchester United Linked With Move for Man City & Chelsea Target Ben Chilwell

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Manchester United are set to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City to sign Ben Chilwell | Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Manchester United have 'entered the race' to sign Ben Chilwell, with Manchester City and Chelsea still both interested in the Leicester defender.

The England international has been ever present for Brendan Rodgers side this season, making 33 appearances and helping the Foxes mount an unlikely Champions League qualification bid.

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Ben Chilwell is a product of Leicester's youth academy | Visionhaus/Getty Images

His performances have long seen him linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium with Manchester City and Chelsea believed to be his most likely destinations. The Blues are in dire need of a new left-back and are willing to sell a number of first team players in order to finance the deal.

City, another of Chilwell's long-term admirers, are lining up the 23-year-old to replace Benjamin Mendy who has endured another injury plagued season.

As well as interest from these two Premier League giants, the Sun report that United have now entered the fray, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the title next season.

The left-back will cost between £60m and £80m with Leicester likely to stickle for a fee towards the top end of this scale. United have experience negotiating with the Foxes, recruiting centre-back Harry Maguire from the club for a world record fee last summer.

Chilwell is believed to be among a number of targets that Solskjaer is chasing this summer. The Jadon Sancho saga, which 90min first reported on all the way back in September, rolls on with United still confident of securing the forward during the upcoming transfer window.

Another long term target, Jude Bellingham, could be heading in the opposite direction to Sancho, with Borussia Dortmund believing they have secured his signature. United also remaining keen on Jack Grealish, though they are waiting to see if Aston Villa are relegated before making their move.