Little news has come out in recent weeks regarding whether or not Liverpool will be able to seal a deal for Leicester's highly rated left back. With precisely zero appearances in the EPL last season and still only 19, Liverpool are hoping that Leicester City will come down from its £10M valuation.
The exact number Liverpool have bid has not been disclosed to the public; however, the reported offer was £7M, which Leicester rejected out of hand. With Chilwell's contract up next season along with the lad being a Liverpool fan since childhood, one would assume the Foxes and Reds will be able to bridge the gap, particularly in light of the need for additional cover for, if not outright challenge Alberto Moreno.
Leicester will be entitled to a tribunal fee should Chilwell leave on a free next year, which likely is the reason Leicester are content to hold out for £10M. With the inflation of transfer fees due to the massive Premier League TV deal for the next three seasons, many clubs are reassessing the worth of their players when fellow top flight clubs come calling.
While the Echo reports Klopp is content to wait it out to next year, if necessary, Jamie Carragher -- who is still riled up about Moreno's defending in the Europa final -- has made his desire clear on what the club's next move should be.
"I think they (Liverpool) are looking at a young lad from Leicester – Ben Chilwell – he is someone who could come in and challenge (Alberto) Moreno (at left-back), but it is certainly a position Liverpool need to fill."
Today's post was brought to you by ride-or-die with Alby Moreno, at least for the time being.