Jose Mourinho has included AFC Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell in his plans for a defensive revamp at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
According to Express Sport, Mourinho is eyeing a £120million defensive spending spree and wants Tottenham to target Ake, whilst Chilwell is also being monitored.
Lampard could have up to £150 million to overhaul his squad, with the two aforementioned players in his sights, according to previous reports.
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I think it’s obvious to say both players could improve Chelsea’s defensive options, with Ake averaging 4.6 clearances per game in the Premier League this season and Chilwell a regular in Leicester’s thriving side.
If there is competition for both though, I think Lampard should focus on the pursuit of the latter because of his current options at left-back.
With Emerson not being able to cement his place in the team and Marcos Alonso turning 30 this year, Chilwell could provide a top-class long-term option. Boasting 11 England caps since his debut in September 2018, the 23-year-old is expected to start for the Three Lions at Euro 2020 and could have the platform to make that position his own for years to come.