Two huge updates confirm young talent’s future is at Chelsea

Levi Colwill has been the talk of the Premier League for some time now, and a lot of fans around the division are waking up to what some Chelsea youth followers have been screaming for years – this guy is the real deal, and the league’s best young defender.

After a brilliant season at Brighton he’s coming back to Chelsea, and there are fears that the defender will be tempted to let the last two years of his deal wind down if he’s not in the Blues’ immediate plans.

Ben Jacobs has given us a big relief today by reporting that the defender is in our plans, and won’t be sold or loaned out in the season to come.

In another important update today, Fraser Fletcher is reporting that Chelsea will open new contract talks with him this summer. But a man in demand as Colwill is isn’t going to sign anything until he knows he’s going to be playing every week.

It may end up being a tense wait – if Levi wants to ensure he gets first team football he will likely want to delay and see what happens next season. We could end up with just 18 months left on his current deal before he’s convinced and ready to sign a new one.

Let’s just hope that the new manager is able to convince him of his importance from the moment he walks in the door.

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