Report: Six Premier League clubs are now all trying to sign the same Chelsea player this summer

Reports suggest as many as six Premier League sides are queueing up for a potential move for Chelsea’s Levi Colwill this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace have now entered the race alongside Leicester City and Southampton, with Arsenal, Brighton and Everton holding a long-term interest.

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The 19-year-old impressed greatly in his loan spell with Championship outfit Huddersfield Town, with them narrowly missing out on promotion to the top flight.

Colwill is currently with the Blues on their pre-season tour of the United States, with them currently based in Los Angeles.

However, Thomas Tuchel’s side are in the middle of a defensive rebuild, with them about to confirm the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

With strong links also to Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde, the Stamford Bridge faithful could see a completely new look backline next season.

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Six PL clubs in for Colwill

This may not include the promising youngster though, with the Daily Mail suggesting the Blues are ready to listen to offers for Colwill, who is not short of admirers from the Premier League.

Blues fans will be all too familiar with the tale of letting an academy graduate leave too soon, with the centre-back position the best example of this.

Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori have showcased their skills since leaving the Blues, both establishing themselves as England internationals at their new sides.

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Supporters will have been hoping that a new era under Todd Boehly could have seen the end of this narrow-minded transfer policy, however it appears they are yet to shake that old habit yet.

A Premier League loan deal should certainly appeal to the Blues more, giving them a chance to see how he performs in the big leagues every week. While Arsenal for example may not be interested in this, some of the mid-table sides would surely snap at the chance for a season with the 19-year-old.

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.