Chilwell plays down City interest

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Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell has seemingly quashed talk he could move to Manchester City this summer.

Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell has seemingly quashed talk he could move to Manchester City this summer.

The England international has emerged as a potential target for the Citizens, with Pep Guardiola reportedly keen to add more English talent to his squad.

The 22-year-old has certainly impressed this season, featuring in 26 of the Foxes’ 28 Premier League games to date, although his form has not always been replicated by his team’s performances.

Leicester parted company with boss Claude Puel this week with the club sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was quickly installed as his replacement.

Chilwell is looking forward to working under Rodgers and he has indicated that he has no plans to leave the King Power Stadium this summer, even if a team like City comes in with a lucrative offer.

‘Yesterday I bumped into him (Rodgers) in the corridor and he was pointing out things in my game he felt he could improve,’ Chilwell said.

‘That’s music to my ears.

He could have stayed in Scotland and won trophies, but he’s come here because he believes in the squad.

‘He thinks over the next few years we can be challenging in Europe, and he can improve us.

There’s no reason why any of us should move on.

‘I’ve never seen it so energetic around here.

Everyone’s happy to see one of the biggest managers in the world coming to the club.’

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