Chelsea and Manchester City ‘identify Everton’s Lucas Digne as an alternative to Ben Chilwell’ while Leicester has £ 75m left for England’s left back
- Le Chester star Ben Chilwell is a prime target for Chelsea and Manchester City
- Both clubs are considering alternatives, as the Foxes hold at least £ 75 million
- Everton’s Lucas Digne has sparked interest from the Premier League giants
- Frenchman has been one of the Toffees’ standout players since joining in 2018
Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in Everton defender Lucas Digne because they weigh alternatives to Ben Chilwell, according to ESPN.
Leicester’s left back has emerged as a top transfer goal for Frank Lampard and Pep Guardiola after another impressive season with the Foxes.
But with Leicester determined to keep at least £ 75 million for Chilwell, Chelsea and City are considering cheaper alternatives.
Everton defender Lucas Digne (right) has reportedly sparked interest from Chelsea and City
The Premier League giants both want Ben Chilwell, but Leicester is holding on for £ 75 million
Toffees star Digne is reportedly shortlisted for both clubs this summer, while Lampard is looking for a new first-choice left-back amid concerns over Marcos Alonso.
Guardiola is also very fond of the Frenchman, with Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko both failing to find a starting place due to shape and condition.
Digne has been one of Everton’s most notable players since he came out of Barcelona for £ 18 million in 2018 and was named the club’s Player of the Season in his debut year.
Frank Lampard wants a new first choice as a left back at Chelsea next season, as he focuses on the title
Digne joined Everton for £ 18 million from Barcelona in 2018 and has quickly become a key player
Everton does not want to lose the 26-year-old, who played for Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Roma, and has 30 caps for his country.
Carlo Ancelotti is not under pressure to sell his star names this summer and would demand a large transfer fee if Chelsea or City steps up.
ESPN claim both clubs believe Digne would be significantly cheaper than English international Chilwell, who is more than three years younger.