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Chelsea are prepared to abandon their pursuit of Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell by swooping for Getafe left-back Marc Cucurella.
AS in Spain claim Frank Lampard’s side are in the process of tabling a bid for the Spanish youth international who is attracting a host of attention.
The Blues are in the market for a new left-back and have been continuously linked with the £70m-rated Chilwell who has also been a rumoured target for Manchester City.
Brendan Rodgers’ side reportedly have no intention to offload the former Barcelona defender despite Leicester missing out on Champions League football next season following their defeat to Manchester United yesterday.
With the Foxes determined to fend off interest, the Blues may well now switch their attentions to Cucurella who is 22 and would cost significantly less.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has already sanctioned big-money moves for striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
And their spending looks set to continue as boss Lampard aims to dethrone Liverpool as Premier League champions next season.