Levi Colwill has been spotted impressing in pre-season training, ahead of Chelsea’s tour of the United States.
The centre-back enjoyed an impressive loan spell with Huddersfield Town last season, helping them reach the Championship play off final.
His return to Chelsea had excited fans that they had another promising young defender on their books, with them hoping the club would learn from the errors of selling Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi.
However, it has been reported Thomas Tuchel is willing to listen to offers for the England U21 international, with Southampton in particular making their interest known in a deal.
This is despite prior claims that the German was set to give Colwill his chance to stake his claim before this season starts, alongside fellow loanees Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja.
The defender has already returned to Chelsea training this week, with the club preparing for their tour across the pond in the coming days.
Colwill impresses in training
The 19-year-old has been spotted impressing his teammates, scoring a goal from distance in a training game. Judging by the reactions of the players, it appears the goal had big implications on the always competitive matches.
Colwill’s teammates could be heard shouting ‘yes’ and applauding what was a fine strike from the youngster.
Colwill will be hoping his fate differs to Broja’s, who could yet miss the pre-season tour as both parties look to agree on what’s best for his future.
The left-footed centre back is a position Chelsea are desperate to find this summer, with Antonio Rudiger’s departure being felt harder than any of their other potential defensive losses.
With that being said, it makes it strange that the club would be willing to let the promising defender go, with the opportunity to step up seemingly being clear.
The club instead seem to be looking for a more established option to fill the role, with talks reportedly advancing for a deal concerning Manchester City’s Nathan Ake