Tottenham Hotspur have joined the hunt for an in-demand member of the defensive ranks at Premier League rivals Chelsea, according to reports.
The Blues star in question? Levi Colwill.
Defender Colwill, of course, is widely considered to be a star in the making amongst those in a position of power at Stamford Bridge.
Fresh off proving himself Premier League ready courtesy of a stellar loan stint with Brighton & Hove Albion last season, it therefore came as little surprise to hear of the 20-year-old being offered fresh terms in west London late last month.
Colwill, for his part, however, has to this point refused to commit his long-term future to Chelsea.
This comes with the English youth international seeking showdown talks with incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino, regarding his place in his plans moving forward.
Such uncertainty, in turn, has culminated in inevitable speculation surrounding a potential summer departure for Colwill.
Brighton, for one, are desperate to bring the stopper back to the south coast, ready to break their club transfer record if as much can be agreed.
Also keen, according to reports, are Liverpool.
And, as alluded to above, if the latest word stemming from the media on Thursday is anything to go by, then one of Chelsea’s direct London rivals are now too keen.
As per the reliable Simon Phillips:
‘Tottenham have joined Levi Colwill’s growing list of admirers’.
This comes amid an ongoing push on the part of Lilywhites boss Ange Postecoglou to secure central defensive reinforcements with a view to next season.
Once more, however, it is reiterated that Chelsea are ‘insisting the defender is not for sale’.