Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag has revealed that Nicolas Tagliafico has the opportunity to leave the club this summer.
Tagliafico joined the Amsterdam club in 2018 and helped the club win the Eredivisie last season and reach the Champions League semi final.
The full back has been linked to both Arsenal and Chelsea over the last 12 months but the Blues may find the news more useful in their quest for Ben Chilwell.
Reports have suggest that the Ajax defender is who Leicester would look to to find their replacement should the Blues or Manchester City land the England international.
It was less good news for the Blues if they still harbour hopes of landing goalkeeper Andre Onana however.
Ten Hag told Het Parool: ““The transfer market will start in August. The top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much.
“Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolás Tagliafico, but it must be clear whether the market is indeed breaking loose.
“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age. ”
Tagliafico’s agent has also noted that his client is set to leave the club.
“We have agreed with Ajax that he would leave this year,” Ricardo Schlieper said “After having spent two-and-a-half seasons at the club, it’s the ideal moment for it.
“If football goes back to being normal, a transfer could be done for Tagliafico.”