Chelsea star Levi Colwill has refused to start negotiations over a new contract with Chelsea, saying he is still unconvinced by the Stamford Bridge ‘project’.
Colwill made a good impression last season on loan at Brighton and manager Roberto De Zerbi was keen to keep the 20-year-old.
The £30m bid from the Seagulls for Colwill was revealed in May reports that new Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino saw Colwill as one of the players he wanted to develop at Stamford Bridge. , was reportedly turned down.
But interest in Colwill is widespread, with manager Jürgen Klopp said to be keen on bringing him to Liverpool and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also said to be a fan. ing.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says ‘playing time’ will be key for Colwill, who wants to be a ‘important player’ next season.
This is why he has turned down all talks of a contract extension at Stamford Bridge so far, as his current contract expires in 2025.
“Chelsea have offered Levi Colwill a new contract. It was a verbal discussion with his agent, but Levi Colwill was like, ‘Wait, we don’t want to talk about anything. Levi was not in negotiations with Chelsea “at that moment,” Romano said on YouTube.
“It’s not about the salary, it’s about the project.” Levi Colwill doesn’t want to be a substitute, he wants to be an important player. He wants some form of guaranteed playing time and he wants to feel that he matters and if he doesn’t he’ll be happy to leave, but the reality is Chelsea have no deal. I’m not going to.
“He still has a long contract with Chelsea. It’s not particularly long, but it’s long enough for Chelsea to be able to control the situation and Chelsea want Levi Colwill to be part of the project.
Colwill has detailed his ‘love’ for Brighton and football, which he played under De Zerbi last season, and temporarily ‘forgotten’ he was a Chelsea player. ” he admitted.
Colwill will have Thiago Silva, Benoît Badiasile, Trevor Chalobá and Wesley Fofana in contention for the central defender spot under Pochettino next season