Chelsea confident of new Levi Colwill deal amid Brighton interest

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Levi Colwill is wanted by Brighton but Chelsea are unwilling to sell him (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea are reportedly confident of securing a contract extension for Levi Colwill despite Brighton’s attempts to sign the player this summer.

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Colwill spent last season on loan with the Seagulls and they want to bring him back to the south coast ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

But Chelsea are refusing to sell and new head coach Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be a huge fan of the England U21 international centre-back.

Brighton were hoping that Chelsea would be tempted into a sale given their interest in signing their star midfielder Moises Caicedo.

Chelsea are also in negotiations with Brighton over a transfer for their goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

But according to the Guardian, Brighton’s hopes of landing Colwill have taken a hit with Chelsea in advanced negotiations over a new long-term deal.

Pochettino is unwilling to lose Colwill and feels the youngster will become one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.

The relationship between Chelsea and Brighton is thought to be tense which may impact any possible deals between the clubs.

Brighton finished above Chelsea last season after a remarkable campaign saw them finish sixth in the Premier League as they qualified for the Europa League.

The west Londoners, meanwhile, had an abysmal 2022-23 season and finished 12th in the table without a trophy.

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