Chelsea talent Tino Livramento is likely aware of his unlikely first-team chances due to Thomas Tuchel’s transfer plans, according to The Telegraph’s Matt Law.
Having had sealed long-term contracts for many of their young talents just a year ago, the Blues are surprisingly losing their grip on a number of their academy products this summer.
Marc Guehi [Crystal Palace] and Lewis Bate [Leeds United] are recent examples, and Livramento could be next.
Law claims that Chelsea might have been suffering from their recent success in terms of producing academy talents.
Chelsea’s youth setup is now among the most highly-rated in Europe and clubs are looking to snatch these talents with promises of first-team football that the west London side can not offer.
In Livramento’s case, in particular, Tuchel’s plans to bring in a new right-back could push the 18-year-old closer to a Chelsea exit, Law claims.
“Livramento I imagine would be a bit disappointed because Chelsea went in for [Achraf] Hakimi, there is also interest in Adama Traore,” the journalist told the London is Blue podcast.
“It’s clear that Tuchel wants to do something on that right side.
“So that has probably sent a message to him [Livramento] that there’s not going to be a pathway for him.
“And there is Premier League club being linked to him as well.”
The Premier League club Law was referring to is likely Brighton who are reportedly closing in to finalise a fee to sign the teenager (Goal).
Brighton do not seem to be the only interested party, however, since the Goal report also mentioned clubs such as Southampton, Aston Villa, RB Leipzig, and even AC Milan.
If Tuchel is really planning to sign a right-back, Livramento’s eventually opting to leave would be somewhat understandable.
Unfortunately, Chelsea are not exactly in a favourable negotiating position either, since Livramento’s contract expires next summer (2022).