Levi Colwill reaches agreement with Chelsea over new contract.
According to reports, a six-year new long-term contract between Chelsea and Levi Colwill has been reached.
The England under-21 international flourished under Roberto De Zerbi while on loan at Brighton during the 2022–2023 campaign. The defender was waiting for negotiations with the new Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino before choosing his future, but the Seagulls were eager to recruit Colwill on a permanent basis and prepared a club-record bid.
According to reports, Colwill now feels he will play for the former Tottenham manager at Stamford Bridge and has reached an agreement on a new contract with Chelsea that will last until the late 2020s.
The 20-year-old’s current contract has two years remaining with the possibility of an additional year.
Brighton admitted defeat in their pursuit of Colwill as the west London side stood firm in their ‘not for sale’ stance before interest from Liverpool emerged. The Reds plucked him out as a top target as Colwill revealed his desire to play regularly.
He said in early July: “I’ll speak to my family, speak to everyone I need to and make a decision. I’ve got to play at the end of the day, to hopefully get there and go to the next [England senior] camp.”
Pochettino’s squad is still being streamlined before the transfer window closes but Thiago Silva, Benoit Badiashile and Trevoh Chalobah are among the Argentinian’s alternative options to Colwill. Wesley Fofana has suffered another injury setback and won’t feature in the early months of the 2023/24 season.
The Blues are closing in on a deal for Monaco centre-back Axel Disasi, who will reunite with former teammate Badiashile if a transfer worth in the region of £38m goes through.