Southampton’s Tino Livramento has very little interest in re-joining Chelsea during this summer transfer window.
That is according to journalist Ben Jacobs.
Tino Livramento, who’s a product of the Chelsea academy, was sold by the Blues to Southampton back in 2021.
However, there’s been some recent transfer speculation linking the 20-year-old defender with a potential return to Stamford Bridge.
The transfer noise around the Saints right-back has gone quiet in recent weeks. Now, Jacobs has provided a fresh update on the English youngster.
The journalist has explained that Livramento doesn’t like the idea of returning to West London just to be loaned out again.
Speaking on NUFC Matters on YouTube, Jacobs said: “Chelsea were considering buying him back because they’ve got a buy-back option, but Livramento was not particularly enthused by that because the logic was that he would be bought by Chelsea and then loaned back to Southampton.
“I don’t think anything got particularly serious with those talks, but it shows Livramento didn’t really want to be bought and loaned back because he would feel like a commodity. Also, there aren’t many pathways on the right or left-hand sides at Chelsea.”
In fairness, Chelsea are stacked in both full-back positions right now in their squad.
It would make little sense for Livramento to return to the club, albeit we do think he needs to leave Southampton and avoid a season in the Championship.
Unfortunately, there can’t be room for every gem to come through the academy system at Cobham.
We’re looking forward to Reece James and Malo Gusto battling it out for the right-back spot this upcoming season.