Chelsea have reportedly rejected a bid worth $35m from Brighton and Hove Albion for young starlet Levi Colwill.
The Blues have no intention of selling one of their brightest young stars, who has spent an impressive season out on loan at the Amex Stadium helping the Seagulls to a sixth-placed finish which guarantees them Europa League football for the first time in their history next year.
Chelsea want to keep hold of future star
New manager Mauricio Pochettino is set for a summer clearout at Stamford Bridge, which will include Joao Felix and aging central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but Colwill’s place in the Blues’ squad is set to be secure as the former Tottenham boss looks to build for the future.
The 20-year-old has made 22 appearances in all competitions for the South Coast club this campaign, and according to the Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg, the Seagulls have been so impressed they want to sign the youngster on a permanent deal.
However, that offer has been rebuffed with the Londoners deeming the youngster not for sale unless they receive a bid that is well over the market rate for Colwill.