Liverpool have reportedly made a second approach to try and sign an impressive young Chelsea ace, with the player poised for a huge meeting with Mauricio Pochettino to discuss his future.
Liverpool began their summer transfer dealings with the capture of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton. He cost an initial £35million, though the deal could potentially rise to £55m through add-ons.
Dominik Szoboszlai is on the verge of following Mac Allister to Liverpool in the second stage of Jurgen Klopp’s midfield revamp. The Reds have agreed to match Szoboszlai’s £60m release clause with RB Leipzig and have also finalised a five-year contract with the 22-year-old.
Liverpool are also interested in Southampton star Romeo Lavia and Khephren Thuram of Nice as they attempt to make it a trio of midfield captures.
Midfield is not the only position Liverpool need to strengthen though, as they must also improve their centre-back options ahead of next season. And one player they have been looking at is Chelsea’s Levi Colwill.
The 20-year-old impressed on loan at Brighton last season, making 17 Premier League appearances and helping the Seagulls finish sixth in the table.
Chelsea are very excited about Colwill’s development and believe he could make a big impact on their first team in the future. However, there is growing interest in his services from rival clubs.
On April 15, it emerged Liverpool had begun targeting Colwill and had asked Chelsea about his availability. Liverpool were soon joined by Manchester City, Tottenham and Brighton in keeping tabs on his situation ahead of a possible swoop.
Liverpool eyeing Chelsea man
Brighton then had a £30m bid for Colwill rejected. There were rumours Brighton were considering a club-record offer worth £40m, though this has not yet surfaced.
A report from 90Min has now provided an update on the situation. They reveal Liverpool recently returned with a ‘second enquiry’ about Colwill to see what kind of money would get Chelsea to sell.
This approach has been ‘swiftly knocked back’, just like the first one. But it seems Liverpool like the defender a lot and this may see them return with a lucrative proposal to test Chelsea’s resolve.
Colwill is currently on international duty with England U21s, whom he has helped reach the quarter-finals of the U21 Euros.
90Min state that Colwill will hold a crucial meeting with Pochettino as soon as he returns from England U21 action to find out where his future lies.
The centre-half, who can also operate at left-back, wants to find out whether he will be given regular first-team opportunities next season. If Pochettino cannot offer Colwill this, then he will push for a permanent transfer out of Stamford Bridge.
90Min reiterate the fact Chelsea are determined to keep hold of the starlet and do not want to accept any bids for him. But this may cause a serious rift with Colwill as he does not want to go out on another loan and instead hopes to settle at his next club.