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Chelsea make Levi Colwill transfer decision amid Liverpool, Man City & Brighton summer interest



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Levi Colwill is set to be in demand this summer when he returns to Chelsea from his loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion.

After heading to the south coast on loan for the 2022/23 season, Colwill has thoroughly impressed in the 17 appearances he has made for Brighton this season.

Colwill, 20, has attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs already ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports, and both Chelsea and the Englishman have a decision to make in the coming months.

It’s been reported by Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard that Manchester City and Liverpool are both interested in the central defender and have made Colwill a ‘top target’ for the summer.

Last month, Colwill refused to be drawn into talk over his future, admitting: “I haven’t thought about it, to be honest, every day I am working hard and that’s all I am focusing on.

“If I start planning for the future, then everything might not go well here and everything then changes. This is my main priority right now to work hard with my teammates.

“I have loved every minute of being here. I have learned so much even when I wasn’t playing, now I am getting minutes after coming back from injury so I can’t complain.”

Colwill is under contract until 2025 at Chelsea and the club’s owners do not want to lose the future senior England international. They are reportedly ready to offer him a new deal once his Brighton loan move concludes, although Roberto De Zerbi’s side are interested in signing him on a permanent basis.

Chelsea are planning a mass overhaul of their squad in order to balance the books to meet Financial Fair Play regulations and clubs are ready to try to take advantage by raiding the west London outfit.

But the Blues are ready to fend off interest for their top players, which has seen Ben Chilwell sign a new two-year contract this week to fend off Manchester City’s admiration for the left-back.

Colwill is unable to play for Brighton this weekend against his parent club at Stamford Bridge, so will be forced to watch from the stands in the capital.

Man City and Liverpool, who are interested in Colwill, have both been linked with Mason Mount who could be sold this summer if a new deal is not agreed, while Jurgen Klopp’s side are keen on midfielder Conor Gallagher.