Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell is scouted by Arsenal and Liverpool while in action for Huddersfield TownGetty

Arsenal and Liverpool are considering a move in signing Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell in 2016. He came up through the ranks of the Foxes youth setup before leaving the King Power Stadium in November to join Championship side Huddersfield Town on loan until January.

The Telegraph claims that Gunners' chief scout Steve Rowley and the Merseyside club's Barry Hunter were in attendance during Huddersfield Town's 2-0 victory over Birmingham City on 5 December.

Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the England under-20s captain and Arsenal had made a bid in signing the left-back, which was turned down by Leicester. They are expected to make another approach in landing him next summer.

David Wagner, who was the coach of Borussia Dortmund's reserve team, replaced Chris Powell as Huddersfield Town's manager in November. During his time with the German club, current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was the manager of Dortmund's first team.

The Reds are also closely monitoring the 20-year-old as they look to land him after the end of the season. Klopp will be hoping his close friend Wagner can give him a review of the player's abilities after watching him closely in training sessions during his loan spell with the Championship side.

Chilwell made his debut for Leicester during the Capital One Cup clash against Hull City in October. On his return to the King Power Stadium, he will be hoping to break into Claudio Ranieri's squad for the second half of the season.

He was called by Gareth Southgate for the England under-21's clash with Switzerland. The defender is attracting interest from top Premier League clubs and the Foxes are hoping to hand him a new contract in order to fend off any potential interest from Arsenal and Liverpool.

Ranieri explained he was allowed to go out on loan to get regular playing time and admitted the move will be helpful in Chilwell's development as a player.

"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," Ranieri explained, as quoted by the Telegraph.

"There is a new manager, new fans and a new club and you have to show your personality and character. 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."