RB Leipzig join clubs chasing Chelsea outcast available for loan

The German side are keen on bolstering their ranks this summer

German side RB Leipzig have joined the growing queue for Chelsea outcast defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer as they look to continue their good relationship with the Blues.

The two sides have already done business this summer, with Timo Werner having re-joined the Bundesliga outfit after two underwhelming seasons at Stamford Bridge. Now, Leipzig are keen to add Chalobah to a back line that has been hit by injuries, with Lucas Klostermann having picked up an injury on the opening day against Stuttgart.

Thomas Tuchel is willing to let the English defender leave should a new centre-back be brought in before the transfer deadline, with three bids already having been rejected for Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana.

Chalobah has been an unused substitute in each of his side’s opening three games of the Premier League campaign, and will fight it out with Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting berth against Leicester City at the weekend following Kalidou Koulibaly’s red card at Elland Road.

But, as per the London Evening Standard, ‘Serie A duo Inter Milan and Roma are also chasing the 23-year-old, whom Chelsea would be willing to loan out if they manage to sign a new central defender before next Wednesday’s transfer deadline’.

A busy end to the window in west London

Still yet to fully replace the players lost on a free at the beginning of the summer transfer window, Chelsea are also looking to add a midfielder and a forward this summer before the window slams shut in 8 days’ time.

A deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently seems to be stalling over the proposed fee, with the Blues unwilling to match Barcelona’s demands for the 33 year old. Meanwhile, a deal for Aubameyang’s teammate Frenkie de Jong is looking increasingly unlikely.

The priority, however, has to be in defence.

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Ben Browning

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