Transfer Talk: Liverpool, PSG hope to sign Chelsea's Colwill

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2024 by ESPN

Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool both want to sign Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, according to a report by The Standard.

The Blues currently remain adamant that they will not let the 20-year-old leave, as he signed a six-year contract last summer and is happy at Stamford Bridge. Even so, PSG and Liverpool are both tracking the England international in case Chelsea need to offload academy graduates to help manage their financial situation.

The club are currently being under pressure to stay in line with the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules -- but offloading academy players counts as "pure profit" in clubs' financial accounts. As such, Conor Gallagher, Ian Maatsen, Armando Broja and Trevoh Chalobah are all considered players who could depart during the summer transfer window to help fund moves for a striker, centre-back and left-back.

Liverpool, Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion all looked at Colwill last summer, with the Seagulls seeing various offers rejected and the Citizens going on to sign Josko Gvardiol instead. Since then, Colwill has gone on to become a key player in manager Mauricio Pochettino's squad, starting 19 Premier League matches so far for Chelsea this term.

Sporting director Luis Campos is driving PSG's interest, and he first wants Lille centre-back Leny Yoro before moving for a left-footed centre-back in 2025 with Colwill among the players being looked at.

Transfer Talk: Liverpool, PSG hope to sign Chelsea's Colwill
Levi Colwill has become a regular for Chelsea's squad in the Premier League, and both Liverpool and PSG have taken notice.

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