‘Done it in the past’: Chelsea could try and sign 20-year-old defender Thomas Tuchel let go – journalist

Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed to GiveMeSport that Chelsea could enter the market for Southampton’s Tino Livramento.

The 20-year-old has already got history with the Blues, having been one of the many products of the Chelsea academy.

However, the Englishman was unable to make the step up to the first team at Stamford Bridge before being sold by the club when Thomas Tuchel was in charge.

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This was certainly not due to him not being good enough to feature in the Premier League.

In his short spell so far at Southampton, he has proven to be an essential member of the defence when fit.

Unfortunately, his impressive start to life at St. Mary’s has been interrupted by injury, limiting his development as one of the most exciting full-backs in the league.

Chelsea could go for Livramento

O’Rourke has claimed that it is impossible to rule out the Blues returning for the youngster in a future transfer window.

He said: “You never say never with Chelsea. They’ve done it in the past. They brought players back that they let go early.

“The likes of [Nemanja] Matic and David Luiz both made returns to Stamford Bridge, and Livramento, obviously, was very impressive last season before he picked up his injury. He’s been a big loss for Southampton so far this season as well.”

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The Blues could certainly do with someone like Livramento right now.

Reece James’ injury woes have plagued the side again this season, with his latest issue ruling him out of the World Cup this winter.

His absence for Chelsea left them scrambling away for options to fill his void, with the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and even Raheem Sterling not being able to replicate both the defensive and attacking responsibilities James brings.

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.