Arsenal and Liverpool are plotting a summer move to sign Leicester City ace Ben Chilwell, according to reports from the Express.
The 18-year-old is currently on loan at Huddlesfield and also emerged as a recent transfer target for Manchester United.
Chilwell was said to have been the target of a scouting mission from both the Gunners as well as the Reds during his side’s 2-0 win over Birmingham.
The two mentioned clubs are now expected to step up their chase for the player heading into the summer with Arsenal already seeing one of their bids for the left-back rejected.
However, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is also considering the idea of keeping him at the club for the future after admitting he sent the youngster out on loan in other to further his development.
“When I watched the [Leicester] under-21s it was not good enough for him,” he said.
“When he stays here is a young boy who comes from the academy, but when he goes to another team he will start to become a player.
“This is important because he starts to open his mind now and learn. Two months I think is good and then we will see what happens.”
The Red Devils were already considering a move to bring him to Old Trafford ahead of the January window as a possible back-up given the long-term injury to defender Luke Shaw.