Leicester City have reportedly “explored” the possibility of signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney, according to journalist Duncan Castles.
The Foxes have enjoyed a successful campaign so far and find themselves in third place with nine matches in hand.
Tierney joined the Gunners last year in a £25m deal from Celtic, but the defender has suffered an injury-plagued debut campaign at north London.
Indeed, the Scotland international has only made five outings in the English top flight, and the emergence of Bukayo Saka could supposedly see the north Londoners willing to part ways with Tierney.
Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, DuncanCastles said: “There is a fit there [for Chilwell at Chelsea].
“I think it’s important that Brendan Rodgers, when he was entering Leicester City and looking at last summer’s transfer market, Chilwell was a player he was prepared to let go.
“He felt he could secure a substantial transfer fee for him and if he did the player he had in mind to purchase was Kieran Tierney.
“Obviously neither of those things happened, Tierney went to Arsenal instead and Tierney has struggled through injury, with the managerial changes at Arsenal as well, made just 11 appearances for them so far, just five in the Premier League.
“So when you’re looking at a player who struggled in that first season like that, was bought for a substantial fee, he is at a club which has money problems, they need to make changes to their squad and they need to find revenue to do that.
“So in normal circumstances you would say no chance of getting a player from Arsenal who had been bought for a substantial fee and brought in as part of the last and most recent rebuild.
“Perhaps in these circumstances a deal would be viable for Leicester and I think it fits with Brendan Rodgers’ assessment of the players and the way he has pragmatically looked at his squad at the past.”
Tierney has a contract at Emirates until the summer of 2024, but the 23-year-old defender has only managed 11 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.