West Bromwich Albion could face late competition from Brentford for Trevoh Chalobah, according to the Express and Star.
Albion look to be in the driving seat in the race to sign Chalobah, who looks set to finally leave Chelsea this summer after a disappointing spell at Stamford Bridge.
Chalobah, who has spent the last three seasons out on loan, is still yet to make his first-team bow for Chelsea, and an exit looks increasingly likely this summer.
West Brom have held talks with the 22-year-old as they attempt to get a deal over the line, but they could now face late competition for his signature.
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According to the Express and Star, newly-promoted Premier League side Brentford are interested in signing the versatile midfielder, who can also operate in defence.
Lorient, who had Chalobah on loan last season, are also said to be interested in acquiring the 22-year-old on a permanent basis this summer, whilst there is also believed to be interest from Germany.
This could prove to be slightly worrying for West Brom.
Brentford could be an attractive move for Chalobah for more than one reason. They are now a Premier League side, and geographically, he wouldn’t have to relocate.
It seems that Albion are quite far down the line in their pursuit of the 22-year-old having already held talks with him, but could his head turn amid interest from the West London side as they prepare for life in the Premier League?