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Liverpool & Manchester City want 20-year-old Chelsea star

Chelsea face a fight to keep a highly-rated youngster this summer.

Manchester City and Liverpool are ready to raid Chelsea for defender Levi Colwill, according to the Evening Standard.

The Blues’ Premier League rivals are lining up moves for Chelsea academy talent amid a feeling that they will be forced into a fire sale of young players to meet Financial Fair Play rules after spending around £600m in the previous two transfer windows.

Both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp want to refresh their back lines this summer and have identified left-footed Colwill as a top target.

Colwill only has two years left on his Chelsea contract and Todd Boehly has made it clear that he does not want players running down their deals and is prepared to sell players to ensure that does not happen.

No potential fee is mentioned in the report from the ES, but as Colwill is English and having a good 2022/23 campaign, he is unlikely to come cheap.

Colwill is currently on loan at Brighton and has made 17 appearances for the Seagulls so far as they push for a European finish for the first time in the club’s history.

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