Frank Lampard and Chelsea will kickoff their pre-season training as they are close to completing deal for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell.
The Blues have been in search of a new left-back for some time and now appear to have found their man in the shape of the England international.
According to The Athletic, an agreement over a £50m deal is in place which means the transfer is almost completed, with the defender having now undergone medical tests.
In addition, the Telegraph claim the deal could go through as early as next week.
However, Chilwell is touch an go to make his bow on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season because of a heel problem which saw him miss the Foxes’ 2019/20 run-in.
He has undergone medical checks on heel injury in London and is set for another three weeks on the sidelines.
Chelsea’s first-team players have been back at Cobham for the start of their pre-season training ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Blues finished their 2019/20 campaign on August 8 with the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, and the players are already preparing for the next season.
Frank Lampard’s players will be going through a COVID-19 test as part of the standard precautions ahead of returning to action.