Liverpool have reportedly entered the race to sign highly-rated Chelsea defender Levi Colwill.
The defender, one of the stars of England’s European Under-21 Championship success this summer, impressed hugely on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion last season.
The Seagulls have indicated interest in signing him permanently, but Chelsea have made it clear they don’t want to sell the 21-year-old.
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The Blues want to integrate the 20-year-old into their first team this summer after selling Kalidou Koulibaly. However, the Englishman is far from convinced that his long-term future should be at Chelsea, as he is unsure of his first-team chances.
Colwill’s current deal is due to expire in 2025, and Chelsea is looking to extend it, but as it stands, talks have not advanced.
90min is now reporting that Liverpool feel confident that they can pry Colwill away from Stamford Bridge amid this contract stand-off, despite Chelsea’s insistence that he is not for sale. The defender is a childhood Liverpool fan and has a strong relationship with the younger first-team members at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been focussing on overhauling their midfield this summer, and with Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai already signed, they are now also looking at defensive options, and a new centre-half is in their sights.