Chelsea defender shown door amid Everton interest as £38m signing forces transfer decision

Ciaran McCarthy
Trevoh Chalobah, Chelsea, July 2023
Trevoh Chalobah searching for a pass

Trevoh Chalobah will reportedly be shown the door by Chelsea amid interest from Everton and a few more Premier League sides, following the signing of Axel Disasi.

Last season, there was a massive influx of players at Stamford Bridge. Indeed, they spent more than £500million on new signings across last summer and the January window.

This summer, while recruitment has continued, a lot of players have had to walk out the door. As many as 12 players have left permanently, including big names such as Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic.

They may soon be followed by academy graduate Chalobah. TEAMtalk reports the centre-back has been told by the Blues that he can leave this summer.

He’ll not be short of options, with Everton, West Ham and Crystal Palace among the sides in the Premier League that are interested in him.

It’s reported a ‘host of clubs’ are already in talks with his camp regarding a transfer. It’s not mentioned whether any of the Premier League outfits are among that group.

However, there might be other avenues for Chalobah’s exit, too. It’s suggested he’s ‘open to moving abroad and there is no shortage of interest in Europe’.

That there is now no room for Chalobah at Stamford Bridge follows the signing of former Monaco defender Disasi. The Blues have signed the Frenchman for approximately £38million.

That means that they currently have seven centre-backs at their disposal when all are fit. Levi Colwill is seemingly ready for a bigger role, having penned a contract extension, following Mauricio Pochettino’s comments expecting him to become “one of the greatest centre-backs in England”.

As such, the youngster has likely leapfrogged Chalobah in the pecking order, with Disasi also seemingly above him already, after having just signed for the club.

It’s reported Chelsea would prefer to offload Chalobah permanently, receiving a fee for him, though they’d entertain the prospect of a loan move.

As such, with a range of options to explore for interested clubs, it seems almost certain that he’ll be leaving the Stamford Bridge outfit this summer, but where to and in what capacity is something that will be answered soon.

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