Leicester, Southampton ‘interested’ in Chelsea starlet with ‘scramble’ expected – player ‘ready to move’

Date published: Wednesday 29th June 2022 3:48 - Lewis Oldham

Leicester target Colwill

According to reports, Leicester City and Southampton are ‘interested’ in signing Chelsea defender Levi Colwill this summer.

The 19-year-old was born in Southampton and he has been with Chelsea since 2011.

Colwill joined Championship side Huddersfield Town on loan ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.


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The centre-back performed brilliantly for the Terriers, who lost in the Championship play-off final.

The Guardian are reporting that Colwill is now ‘wanted’ by Leicester City and Southampton.

It is claimed that the player is ‘ready to seek a fresh challenge if there is no prospect of breaking into the first team at Chelsea‘.

The report adds that there will likely be a ‘scramble for his signature’ if he does opt to leave Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Leicester and Southampton are said to be ‘watching the situation closely’. The Foxes have been ‘tracking him for a while’, as they ‘inquired’ about signing him on loan in January.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and other suitors have reportedly been set a deadline by Sevilla over Jules Kounde as they look for a quick sale.

Sevilla want the Kounde’s future resolved with 90min claiming Chelsea and other suitors ‘must meet the defender’s reduced asking price within a week or face paying a significantly higher fee’.

Chelsea are looking to sign a couple of centre-backs this summer and have been heavily linked with Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar, Kalidou Koulibaly and Matthijs de Ligt amongst others.

Kounde ‘remains a transfer target for the London club but they are prioritising their pursuit of’ Juventus defender De Ligt after being ‘alerted to the Dutchman’s potential availability’.

It is understood that Chelsea are ‘unconcerned’ by Barcelona’s interest in Kounde ‘having played the long game to get to the front of the queue’ for the Frenchman.

Kounde’s ‘desire to move to London is also unwavering having come close to joining the Blues last summer’ but they could pay the price if Sevilla get their way.

90min adds that Sevilla will ‘bump their asking price back up’ to his €80m release clause, having reduced their valuation to €60m, ‘unless someone stumps up the money by Tuesday 5 July’.

 

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