Man United eyeing January move for Leicester City defensive ace

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Ben Chilwell as they plan a possible January move to lure him away from Leicester City, Metro reports.

The 18-year-old is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town, but is being watched by United in their efforts to reinforce the left-back role.

First choice fullback Luke Shaw is still out after breaking his leg back in September and is not likely to return until the final months of the current Premier League campaign.

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Chilwell is yet to feature for the Foxes at senior level, but has so far made six appearances in the Under-21 Premier League, scoring one goal while providing another one assist.

Apart from the Leicester youngster, Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is also said to be considering a move for Walsall defender Rico Henry in the upcoming window.

The Dutchman has been linked with a host of players in January, especially wingers given his recent remarks to add some speed to his attack.