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Blues to sign these 2 centre backs – Fabrizio Romano gives update on Tuchel defensive plans

Blues to sign these 2 centre backs – Fabrizio Romano gives update on Tuchel defensive plans

According to Fabrizio Romano, Premier League teams Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Nottingham Forest are all interested in acquiring Chelsea defender Levi Colwill.

Colwill played for Huddersfield Town on loan during the 2021–22 campaign. The center-back made 32 appearances in all competitions and assisted on one goal while helping the Terriers reach the EFL Championship play-off finals.

For preseason, the 19-year-old is now anticipated to return to Stamford Bridge. However, the Blues will soon need to decide what will happen with the teenager’s near future.

Colwill has drawn considerable interest from a number of teams due to his achievements for Huddersfield. Prior to the 2022–23 season, four Premier League clubs are interested in hiring the defender.

According to the aforementioned source, Colwill has drawn interest from Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton, and Nottingham Forest. Romano spoke on Twitter about the child’s future and said:

“Chelsea will sign two centre backs this summer but will also make final decision on Levi Colwill, as multiple clubs are interested in signing the English centre back on a permanent deal. Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Nottingham Forest have asked for Colwill.”

With a host of clubs interested in signing Colwill on a permanent deal this summer, it remains to be seen where the future lies for him. It is unclear whether he has a place in Thomas Tuchel’s plans for the upcoming season and beyond.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will sign two new centre-backs ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, as per Romano. The Blues are keen to strengthen their backline this summer, having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen already.

Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt are among the defenders linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.