Chelsea has devised a strategy to prevent Levi Colwill from leaving for Liverpool, according to sources
According to Football Insider, Chelsea are refusing to sell loanee Levi Colwill this summer despite interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool.
After inflating their squad with a number of signings in January and last summer, the Blues are set to undergo a squad overhaul at the end of the season.
While many Blues players are expected to leave Stamford Bridge this season, any bids for Colwill are unlikely to be considered.
This season, the 20-year-old centre-back has shone on loan at Brighton, attracting interest from Premier League rivals.
Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City have all kept an eye on Colwill’s availability, and Chelsea are now bracing for a barrage of offers.
However, the London club considers Colwill untouchable and refuses to sell him because they believe he will become a Premier League star.
According to Football Insider sources, Liverpool are planning a move for Colwill after impressing their scouts this season.
Throughout his 15 appearances for the Seagulls this season, the Reds have conducted numerous scouting missions on the youngster.
Chelsea are willing to give Colwill first-team guarantees for the 2023/24 season in order to persuade him to stay in London and compete for a spot, with another loan move looking increasingly unlikely.
The Blues’ board of directors has identified Colwill as an ideal long-term partner for Wesley Fofana at center-back, and the duo will be paired together as early as next season.