Transfers

Chelsea starlet Trevoh Chalobah the subject of late transfer interest this summer

The 23-year-old was a breakout performer for the Blues last season after starting thirty times across all competitions while scoring three Premier League goals


Trevoh Chalobah looks set to consider his immediate future at Stamford Bridge this summer after the Chelsea academy graduate will likely be forced down the Blues’ pecking order.

The 23-year-old Freetown-born center-back was the breakout youngster for Chelsea last season after making thirty appearances for the west London side after three consecutive loan stints with Championship tandem Ipswich Town and Huddersfield, as well as Ligue 1 outfit FC Lorient.

But the Blues under new co-owner Todd Boehly have seen fit to replace Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen this summer via the transfer market rather than from within, with a move for Kalidou Koulibaly already paying dividends, this season while, more importantly, and related to Chalobah, continue to pursue a massive money move for Leicester City stalwart Wesley Fofana.

According to Chelsea’s chief correspondent for Football.London Adam Newsom, a host of clubs is tracking Chalobah’s situation at Stamford Bridge and could eye a move for the England international during the final stages of the transfer window.

Chalobah has not featured for Chelsea in either of their Premier League fixtures this season under Thomas Tuchel, who has opted to utilize Reece James and César Azpilicueta on the right side of the center-back three this term, with Chalobah remaining an unused substitute in both league clashes.

Should the Blues complete their ~£80m move for Fofana, Chalobah could have a choice of destination in Europe this summer both on a permanent move or a loan deal, including a possible stint with sides that will feature in the Champions League.

The Cobham academy product would have the opportunity to follow a now well-trodden pathway out of the English capital after the likes of Tino Livramento, Fikayo Tomori, Jake Clarke-Salter, and Tammy Abraham all departing Blues country after not being given a real chance to craft long-term futures at the club.

With Chalobah already twenty-three and logging serious minutes over the last four seasons, it would be unlikely that he would settle for a massive reduction in appearances and could, at the very least, seek a temporarily solution for the 2022-23 campaign.


Andrew Thompson

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