Ben Chilwell has played down talk linking him with Manchester City and says he is fully focused on England and Leicester City. The England left-back is preparing for Thursday’s Nations League semi-final with Holland in Portugal, but speculation over his future refuses to go away.
He has been touted with a switch to the champions and City boss Pep Guardiola was filmed speaking to the 22-year-old on the pitch after Leicester lost 1-0 at the Etihad in May. But Chilwell has shrugged off the link and said he is only thinking about Leicester. “It was nice for such a successful manager to say I’m a good player,” he said about the meeting with Guardiola.
“I’m at Leicester and with Brendan (Rodgers) coming in we’re all loving him being there and that’s obviously where my head’s at. “He (Guardiola) just said he thought I was a really talented player and he wanted me to keep playing well, getting up and down the pitch and never going away from it. “That was it and then he walked off to the next person he wanted to speak to.”