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Chelsea and Manchester City to battle for Ajax star?

Chelsea and Manchester City to battle for Ajax star?

Tagliafico set for EPL move?

Chelsea could reportedly battle it out with Manchester City to land the signature of Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax this summer.

The 27-year-old is expected to leave the Dutch champions ahead of the 2020/21 campaign and a move to the Premier League remains a favourable option for him.

The Blues have been regularly linked with his services in recent months, but The Sun claims that the west London side could face direct competition from the Cityzens for his services.

Tagliafico, who bagged five goals and seven assists during the recent campaign, could be available for a cut-price deal of around £22m in the next transfer window.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester City has been linked with a move to either Chelsea or City this summer, but it appears that both clubs could look elsewhere after learning of the Foxes' £70m asking price.

Frank Lampard is likely to sanction the sale of Emerson before purchasing a new left-back for the Blues. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola could part ways with both Oleksandr Zinchenko and Angelino ahead of next term.