'I've been told': Chelsea far more likely to loan out their 'very good' player this summer than sell him – journalist

Journalist Simon Jones has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea may only lose Levi Colwill on loan this summer.

The 19-year-old has been widely speculated to be moving away from Stamford Bridge this summer, with his loan spell with Huddersfield Town last season catching the eye of many suitors.

It was claimed that as many as six Premier League clubs are intrigued by signing Colwill, with him tipped to have a great future at the top of the game.

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Brighton are one of those clubs who are interested in a deal, with them currently already in negotiations with the Blues over a potential deal for Marc Cucurella.

It had been rumoured the youngster would be included in a deal for the Spaniard, however Jones has said the deals are likely to be separate, with it potentially not even being permanent.

Chelsea likely to loan Colwill

He said: “I’ve been told that if he does go, it won’t actually be in the same deal, it’ll be separate, and it’s likely to be a loan deal. If it is permanent, there will be a buyback inserted in there.

“There’s nothing else being discussed, so as long as that does happen and that goes through, I think Chelsea fans will be happy on the whole, especially if it’s just a loan.”

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The deal would be the perfect piece of business for Chelsea, with the new set of owners under pressure from a demanding fanbase to continue to succeed.

The Stamford Bridge faithful will be hopeful Colwill is not sold, having seen the drastic growth in former Blues Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi since getting regular gametime after leaving the club. He also impressed his Blues teammates, with Mason Mount claiming he is a “very good player”.

However, seeing him get regular minutes for a Premier League side is the perfect scenario for Thomas Tuchel, being able to see if he is cut out for top flight football before utilising him from the following season.

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.