Report: Tuchel puts 'fantastic' Chelsea talent up for a transfer amid Championship interest

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly given the green light for Trevoh Chalobah to possibly leave Chelsea whilst West Bromwich Albion sniffs around.

According to the Express and Star, West Brom are eager to sign the 22-year-old ahead of their Championship campaign.

Chalobah spent the previous term on loan with French outfit Lorient, where he made 30 appearances across all competitions.

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The young midfielder, who joined Chelsea at under-9 level, is set to come back for Tuchel’s maiden pre-season at Cobham.

However, it seems the German coach has no place for him in his already well-stocked squad.

A move to the second division wouldn’t be alien to Chalobah.

He played for Huddersfield in 2019/20, helping them just avoid relegation into League 1.

Terriers caretaker manager at the time, Mark Hudson, called the Blues academy product ‘fantastic’ after he scored on his first start for the club (YorkshireLive).

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“Trevoh has been fantastic and his performance was excellent,” said Hudson.

“He deserves the praise and getting the goal.”

Unfortunately, Chelsea have not had quite the same loving approach to Chalobah as Huddersfield.

He is yet to make a first team appearance, due to his repeated life out on loan.

West Brom has already recently accommodated a Blues academy product in Conor Gallagher, so a space in the dressing room should be free for someone to replace.  

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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.