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Ajax left-back for £22.4m could solve Chelsea’s problems

Chelsea have been told they could sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico for just £22.4 million in the next transfer window, reports The Telegraph’s Matt Law. Blues head coach Frank Lampard wants to add a new left-back go strengthen his squad and has eyed a move for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell. Chelsea have been suffering on the defensive left flank for sometime with Marcos Alonso not living up to 2016-17 form and Emerson not being as convincing as Chelsea fans had hoped.

However, England international Chilwell is said to have an asking price at more than £40m by Leicester, which would make 27-year-old Tagliafico a much cheaper alternative.

if Chelsea were to go with the cheaper option it would be the second Ajax player to join Chelsea along with Hakim Ziyech who was purchased during the January transfer window.

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