Chelsea could be about to make the same transfer error that just keeps happening - TCC View

Reports have suggested that Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill could be on the move this summer.

According to Daily Mail, a number of Premier League clubs are considering a move for the highly-rated centre-back, who is currently in America with the Chelsea squad.

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Despite being on tour with the first team, an influx of defensive signings could be set to force the 19-year-old towards a move away from the club. However, Chelsea fans will get the feeling of Déjà vu if a deal is confirmed.

It was thought that ever since Frank Lampard became manager two years ago, the club would finally begin to acknowledge the gold mine of an academy they were sleeping on.

While players like Mason Mount and Reece James have become first team regulars, there are still more quality players slipping through the net than breaking into the squad.

Chelsea about to make Colwill mistake

Tammy Abraham and Tino Livramento left the club last summer to enjoy successful seasons, however the real worry will be the quality of centre-backs the Blues were willing to let go.

Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have developed into very strong defenders already, with both breaking through as England internationals.

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The club letting go of Colwill looks set to see them add another name to the list, with the teenager impressing in his breakthrough campaign with Huddersfield Town.

There has been no indication yet that the Englishman has requested a move away, although he will be hoping for some assurances on game time if he is to remain at the club this season.

However, the club may struggle to guarantee the defender those requests, with the large quantity of defensive targets putting his position in jeopardy.

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With links to former Blue Nathan Ake, the club could be set to secure their left-centre-back for the future, filling a position Colwill could have challenged for.

Chelsea fans will be hoping this attitude will not stay under their new owners, however letting the 19-year-old leave would be a sign they are very much set in their ways.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.