Report: At least six teams want to sign Chelsea prospect who is mentored by Makelele

Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah is reportedly attracting plenty of intrigue from England and France this transfer window.

According to L’Equipe, at least half a dozen clubs are battling for his signature.

The French outlet name Crystal Palace, Watford, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United as the interested English sides.

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They also mention Montpellier and Lorient as the Ligue 1 team to have signalled their desire to sign him.

Chalobah was on loan with Lorient last season, where he played 30 times across all competitions.

He only scored twice, but one arrived on the final day of the campaign to help the French outfit avoid relegation.

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Grabbing goals is something the 22-year-old has been told he needs to do more of by his Chelsea mentor and Blues legend, Claude Makelele.

“Speaking with my mentor Makelele, he looks after me when I’m here on loan, he says I could do more going forward,” said Chalobah during an interview with beIN SPORTS.

The youngster is now back at Cobham for pre-season training, where he is aiming to impress Thomas Tuchel.

However, he is not the only one vying for a spot in Chelsea’s midriff.

Along with regulars N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, and Danny Drinkwater are all jostling for selection.

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There is a possibility that all five, along with Chalobah, could be sent out on loan again.

An article by The Athletic claim that the Blues are still seriously invested in Monaco’s wonder kid Aurelien Tchouameni, who plays as a defensive midfielder.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.