PSG join Liverpool in the race to sign 20-year-old Chelsea star

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According to a report by The Standard, both Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool are interested in signing Chelsea defender Levi Colwill.

Colwill had a successful loan stint with Brighton before being reintegrated into Chelsea in the summer.

Since signing a six-year contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s team, he has grown into a vital member of the team.

But Colwill’s performance and Chelsea’s overall problems have made him a target for other teams, particularly if the Blues keep trying to balance the books by offloading academy products.

The Blues are currently firm in their stance that they will not permit the 20-year-old to depart, particularly as he inked a six-year contract last summer and is content at Stamford Bridge.

Nonetheless, both PSG and Liverpool are monitoring the England international in case Chelsea need to offload to balance their books.

In order to revamp their defense in the summer, PSG are expected to start by focusing on Lille’s right-footed Leny Yoro, who has reportedly drawn interest from Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, and a number of other teams. They will then likely search for a left-footer to complement Yoro, such as Colwill.

Levi Colwill in action for Chelsea

Chelsea will likely be resolute in their efforts to fend off any approaches for Colwill, pointing to his lengthy contract as a deterrent. However, despite their determination, bids may still materialise.

The club is presently under pressure to adhere to the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations.

Offloading academy players is viewed as generating “pure profit” in clubs’ financial accounts. Consequently, players like Conor Gallagher, Ian Maatsen, Armando Broja, and Trevoh Chalobah are all potential departures during the summer transfer window.

The funds generated from their sales could be utilised to facilitate moves for a striker, center-back, and left-back.

Colwill could have the chance to become PSG’s first English player since David Beckham in 2013, but if Chelsea have anything to say about it, that is probably not going to happen.

In addition, Colwill is rumored to be content at Stamford Bridge and not planning to leave anytime soon.

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