Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola might make one other large effort to strengthen his backline following Benjamin Mendy suffered a nasty knee harm that shall preserve him out of motion for not less than two months.

The 24-year-old Frenchman underwent knee surgical procedure again in November, and in accordance to the stories, won’t have the option to return to the pitch not less than till February. Mendy’s harm has pressured Guardiola to deploy Fabian Delph because the left-back, which has proved ineffective up to now.

Subsequently, the Residents have turned their consideration in direction of the Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, who’s having a formidable Premier League marketing campaign with the Foxes.

Manchester City are plotting a surprising transfer for 50m-rated Leicester & England left-back Ben Chilwell (21) within the January switch window as they give the impression of being to clear up their left-back drawback. [Mirror]

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The reigning Premier League holders are reportedly planning to desk a 50m bid for the 21-year-old Englishman, who lately prolonged his contract with the membership till 2024.

A product of Leicester’s youth academy, Chilwell has moved up the ranks on the King Energy Stadium earlier than spending a quick three-month mortgage spell at Huddersfield City.

Since returning to Leicester, Chilwell has nailed down the left-back place as his personal and has additionally grow to be an everyday starter within the England nationwide staff below Gareth Southgate.