Nathaniel Chalobah wants to play regular first team football. It looks like this won’t be the case anymore at Chelsea. The signing of Timoué Bakayoko is more than likely and with Kanté and Fàbregas there are another central midfielders, who probably won’t leave Chelsea in this transfer window. Nemanja Matic is on the verge of signing for Manchester United for £40 million after signing of Bakayoko is completed according to different English newspapers. Chalobah will hold talks this week with the Chelsea officials about a new contract as his contract runs out in summer 2018. He will made it clear that he wants more first team football and after the strong Under 21’s European championship performances it’s clear why he wants to play regularly first team football.
The 22-year-old made 15 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, only one of them was a start in the Premier League. He already spent loans at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Naples. Chalobah played all matches at the Under 21’s European championship for England from the beginning and he showed his quality. The importance of Chalobah for England Under 21’s was immense.
Chelsea wants to sign with him a new deal, but if he is looking for regular first team football, a new deal will be difficult. The situation already alerted a number of Premier League clubs. Watford, Swansea and Leicester are interested in Chalobah reports “ESPN.” Paul Clement, coach of Swansea, already knows Chalobah from his time at Watford. (on loan 2012/13 season) Leicester would like to refresh their squad after a disappointing season and Chalobah would be good fit for the midfield. However, Chalobah has to take a decision about his future and his future should be sorted out in the coming weeks.