Club are still determined to sign Chelsea player this summer

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Brighton remain very keen to sign Levi Colwill from Chelsea this summer – despite just announcing the arrival of another central defender in Igor.

That is according to the Sussex Express.

So, what is the latest on Levi Colwill? Let’s take a look…

What’s the story?

Well, the England Under-21 international shone on loan at Brighton last season, helping the Seagulls qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

Now, Roberto De Zerbi is – unsurprisingly – desperate to have Colwill back at Brighton, although Chelsea are refusing to let him go after selling Kalidou Koulibaly, and also losing Wesley Fofana to a serious knee injury.

Brighton have just confirmed the £17m signing of Igor from Fiorentina, a left-footed central defender who operates in a similar fashion to Colwill.

Therefore, many expected the Brazilian’s arrival at the Amex Stadium to end Brighton’s interest in the Chelsea academy graduate, although that is not the case.

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The Sussex Express believe De Zerbi would still like to be reunited with Colwill, despite Igor joining a well-stocked defensive department which includes Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Jan Paul Van Hecke, Joel Veltman and Ed Turns.

Brighton and Chelsea may have to agree to disagree

While Brighton pursue Colwill, Chelsea are keen to sign Moises Caicedo – according to the Guardian, talks have hit a brick wall as both sides struggle to find an agreement.

Sussex World add that Chelsea’s refusal to entertain any exit for Colwill has not helped their pursuit of the Ecuador international, and unless that changes, we can’t see Brighton’s stance on the South American loosening.

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At this stage of the transfer window, Chelsea and Brighton may just have to accept the situation.

Brighton don’t want to lose Caicedo, Chelsea don’t want to offload Colwill, so it may be best for both parties to start shopping at different clubs.