Pep Guardiola wants £190,000-a-week Chelsea player at Manchester City 8 days ago
Pep Guardiola wants £190,000-a-week Chelsea player at Manchester City
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola personally wants to sign Ben Chilwell from Graham Potter’s Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs in TEAMtalk.

Jacobs has reported that Manchester City manager Guardiola has liked Chilwell for a while now and would love to sign the England international full-back in the summer transfer window.

However, former Premier League and UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea do not want to sell the £190,000-a-week (SalarySport) 26-year-old left-back, according to Jacobs.

“Man City are going to be looking at a left-back, that’s for sure, because Joao Cancelo doesn’t seem particularly intent on coming back,” said Jacobs.

“It’s only a loan deal but there’s a very strong possibility that he doesn’t play another game for Man City after falling out with Pep Guardiola.

“Chilwell is a player that Guardiola has appreciated for some time, but at the moment, Chilwell’s sole focus is on Chelsea and Chelsea don’t want to let Chilwell go.”

The journalist added: “Chelsea don’t want to let Chilwell go and City haven’t advanced any interest in him at this point. But it is true that Pep Guardiola really likes the player.

“And of course, the advantage of Chilwell is that he can play in a variety of different positions on the left hand side and he showed against Leicester what he’s capable of, scoring against his former club and putting in a bunch of menacing balls as well.

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“At the moment, it’s premature to be talking about a Chilwell move away from Chelsea because that’s not something that Chelsea’s ownership are entertaining.

“Todd Boehly has made it clear a number of times to suitors with a variety of players, even ones that he’s potentially prepared to loan out or sell, that he doesn’t always want to do business with a Premier League rival.

“So I don’t think that this one has legs at the moment other than an admiration for the player. But it is absolutely true that Man City want a left-sided player.”

HITC Verdict: Summer transfer could happen

In our view, Manchester City could be able to sign Ben Chilwell from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Yes, Chelsea will be aiming to win the Premier League title next season, and the Blues will not want to sell one of their best players to City.

However, money talks.

And the left-back himself could be tempted to move to City.

After all, working with a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola is going to improve any players, including Chilwell.

Also, let us not forget that Chelsea signed Raheem Sterling from City in the summer of 2022.

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