Exclusive claims Man U the latest team to prepare bid for £25m Chelsea starter

Miguel Delaney’s piece in the Independent today claims that Manchester United are keen on making a move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah this summer.

The defender has long been linked with an exit, but an injury that kept him out for the first half of the season just gone killed his chances of a move late in the summer or in January. His return to the team following that injury proved a huge success, and he had soon become effectively the team’s first choice central defender, contributing hugely to their improvement from February to the end of the season.

Delaney writes that Chelsea would want £25m for the Cobham product, feeling they need to sell at least one home grown player to comply with financial fair play rule this summer.  Despite the protestation of most fans, it seems inevitable that one of Chalobah or Conor Gallagher will leave in the next month – and very possibly both of them – as the club looks to start paying back the vast sums spent on the like of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk in the last 18 months.

Trevoh Chalobah in action against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi final.

Blues on the verge of major mistake

As we’ve written countless times before, selling Chalobah would be a huge mistake. He’s versatile, home grown, affordable – and most importantly, really good. The fact he’s on the list for Manchester United now (a year after we did our best to sell him to Nottingham Forest) shows that other teams are starting to catch on to what Chelsea fans have been saying about his abilities for a long time.

Sadly, if anything this interest is likely to just have our sporting directors rubbing their hands together thinking about the fee they can potentially extract from the Red Devils for the 24 year old.

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