Chelsea defender Levi Colwill is waiting to receive clarity over his future at Stamford Bridge but a potential move to Everton this summer is ‘certainly possible’, claims CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.
The Lowdown: Everton’s interest
According to a report by the Daily Mail, the Toffees remain interested in signing the 19-year-old before the transfer window shuts in September.
Everton will have to compete with the likes of Crystal Palace, Southampton, Leicester City, Arsenal and Brighton to secure the player’s signature.
With Kalidou Koulibaly’s arrival in West London and Jules Kounde now on the brink of joining from Sevilla, Colwill has fallen further down Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order, opening up the possibility of a move away from the club.
The Latest: Jacobs’ news
Jacobs has shared an update on Colwill’s situation at Chelsea amid strong interest from Everton.
Talking in an interview with EFC Daily, the journalist revealed:
“Levi Colwill is waiting to see what defensive reinforcements Chelsea bring in so he knows his place in the hierarchy. He is not trying to force his way out of Chelsea. He simply wants clarity over his future. Everton, Southampton and Leicester are three clubs looking at Colwill.
“Frank Lampard is a big fan. But Chelsea prefer not to sanction anything until more defensive incomings arrive.
“Colwill to Everton is certainly possible before the window shuts, most likely on a loan. But Everton may have to be patient as Chelsea first assess Colwill’s role at the club.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
Hailed as a ‘rising talent’ by The Athletic’s Simon Johnson, adding to the comparisons made between the youngster and Premier League legend John Terry, it is no wonder the former Chelsea boss is interested in bringing the youngster to Goodison Park.
With Everton’s abysmal defensive record last season, which saw them concede 66 goals, it is crucial that Frank Lampard focuses on improving his defence ahead of the new season.
With the experienced James Tarkowski having already arrived in Merseyside, the likes of Colwill, a talented youngster, would certainly benefit from the former Burnley man’s experience and leadership, making a cheap loan move a great transfer for all parties involved.
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