Ben Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester.
England left-back Chilwell is wanted by Frank Lampard who aims to put his own stamp on his Stamford Bridge line-up this summer.
There have been claims Chilwell,23, has already told Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers he wants to go.
Pals of Chilwell have denied this but admit his future could still be reviewed this summer.
The star, who has 11 caps, is under contract at the King Power Stadium until 2024.
Lampard wants the classy full-back to be among his first new signings after being hamstrung by a transfer ban last summer.
Yet Leicester rate Chilwell as even better than Harry Maguire who they sold to Manchester United last summer for a world-record fee of £80million for a defender.
Leicester previously also extracted a then record £60m fee for Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City in 2018.
They could be in another strong position if the third-placed club qualify for the Champions League next term.
And it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will offer enough as the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis could force them to revise their transfer plans.
Rodgers' ex-Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has been mooted as a possible replacement for Chilwell but the Scot is understood to be planning to remain at Arsenal, where he is highly-rated.
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