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Tottenham have missed a trick with defender Ben Chilwell
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Tottenham have missed a trick with defender Ben Chilwell

Tottenham have missed a trick with their interest in Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, which was reported back in September.

According to the Telegraph, Spurs have been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old and any plans of a potential move were likely to be delayed until next summer.

But since then the left-back signed a new long-term contract to keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024 and Premier League giants Manchester City are now reportedly planning a mammoth raid.

According to the Mirror, Manchester City are plotting a mega swoop for £50million-rated Chilwell ahead of the January transfer window.

The left-back has seen his stock rise this season due to his breakthrough in the senior England team and also his consistent displays for the Foxes.

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino should be feeling like he’s missed a trick and may regret not making contact for the full-back sooner.

It’s going to take a colossal sum to convince Leicester to offload one of their star players that has committed his future to them and the interest from Manchester City would be extremely difficult for Spurs to compete with.

Danny Rose and Ben Davies are solid options at left-back moving forward for Spurs, but they may be missing out on a real gem in the shape of Chilwell.

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