Chelsea braced for Liverpool & PSG interest in Levi Colwill - report

  • 20-year-old Colwill has been a key player for Chelsea this summer
  • Blues could be forced to sell academy graduates to avoid financial punishments
  • Armando Broja, Ian Maatsen & Trevoh Chalobah all likely to be sold
Colwill is a key player for Chelsea
Colwill is a key player for Chelsea / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain have joined Liverpool as admirers of Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill, a report has claimed.

Colwill, 20, excelled on loan with Brighton & Hove Albion last season and has seen secured a regular place in Mauricio Pochettino's starting lineup, playing both at the heart of Chelsea's defence and on the left side.

Liverpool were keen on Colwill last summer before the defender inked a six-year contract that also includes the option for a further 12 months, and the Reds continue to monitor his future at Stamford Bridge.

According to the Evening Standard, PSG have now expressed an interest in Colwill and could join Liverpool in moving for the 20-year-old if Chelsea find themselves forced to sell more players to avoid breaching financial regulations.

90min understands Chelsea are confident of avoiding any punishments when it comes to their finances and the Blues are adamant they will not entertain offers for the homegrown star.

Levi Colwill, Ben Doak
Colwill was on Liverpool's radar last summer as well / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Chelsea are planning a number of sales this summer and believe there are enough assets to cash in on without making a major impact on the first team.

Left-back Ian Maatsen will be available for £35m once his loan with Borussia Dortmund comes to an end, while striker Armando Broja could command a similar fee. Romelu Lukaku is also up for sale at £37m.

Trevoh Chalobah is expected to leave as well but he is waiting for the right move, with the centre-back keen to join a club playing European football. Conor Gallagher could be sold if he does not sign a new contract before the summer, with rivals Tottenham Hotspur long-term admirers of his.

Chelsea believe they will be able to recover enough money from sales to avoid having to make a tough decision on a player like Colwill, whose contract status would allow the Blues to demand a huge fee for his services.