Claudio Ranieri has stated that defender Ben Chilwell is expected to sign a contract extension with Leicester City despite being linked with Liverpool.
Liverpool have been chasing the England Under-21 international for some time now according to reports, but the 19-year-old has made a decision to stay with the Foxes.
“He is very close [to signing a new deal] and he will stay with us,” Ranieri revealed at a news conference when asked about Chilwell’s future.”
Chilwell was loaned out to Huddersfield in November 2015, and he impressed with the Yorkshire club, making eight Championship appearances.
The Italian boss was asked about the future of striker Leonardo Ulloa, who has been linked today with Swansea City, but the manager insisted that there are no more players who want to leave the Champions.
“It is not true because no one asks me something and it is only speculation,” Ranieri added.
“Ulloa is very happy at Leicester. He works very hard in training and in the last match as well. I am very happy with him and with all my players.
“My plan is to keep all my players. Kante wanted to go and good luck to him, but the others all want to stay.”