Chelsea have rejected a £30m offer from Brighton for sought-after defender Levi Colwill and insist he is NOT for sale this summer as the Seagulls look to make the 20-year-old’s successful loan permanent
- Chelsea defender Levi Colwill spent the 2022/23 season on loan at Brighton
- Brighton have now made a £30m offer to sign him permanently
- Chelsea have turned down the offer and have no interest in selling him this summer
Chelsea have issued a warning after Brighton offered £30m for Levi Colwill.
The Seagulls are believed to have made an offer for the brilliant young centre-back who spent the season on loan at Amex Stadium.
However, Chelsea have pushed back and remain adamant Colwill is not for sale and they have no intention of considering any offers now that Brighton have confirmed their interest.
Brighton are one of a number of clubs keen to bring Colwill out of Stamford Bridge Club.
The 20-year-old made 17 Premier League appearances for Brighton this season and helped Roberto De Zerbi’s men qualify for the Europa League for the first time in their history.
Chelsea have turned down a £30m offer from Brighton for Levi Colwill (pictured) after he spent the 2022/23 season on loan at the Amex Stadium
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has no intention of letting Colwill leave the club this summer
Colwill enjoyed his loan spell at Brighton as he shone under Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi
He enjoyed his time on the south coast and working under De Zerbi as he was offered the opportunity to play regular first-team football.
He has also established himself in England U21s this season and is expected to play a key role for the team at the European Championships in Romania and Georgia later this month.
He is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in the country and Chelsea are keen to keep Colwill, with newly appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino seeing him as part of his future plans.
The Blues have had a history of letting some graduates leave their academy, allowing fellow centre-backs Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi to join AC Milan and Crystal Palace respectively in 2021.
They could also lose another player who prevailed at Stamford Bridge at Mason Mount as Manchester United are set to increase their interest in the midfielder following Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.
However, letting Colwill go is out of the question as Pochettino looks to fit him into his first team ahead of next season.