West Bromwich Albion are said to be eyeing a move for Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah this summer, as per a recent report by Football Insider.
The 22-year-old has just returned to Stamford Bridge after spending time out on loan with French side Lorient and is said to be surplus to requirements this summer.
After spending the past three seasons out on loan, Chalobah could now be set for a permanent departure from the club where he started his career with the Baggies readying a bid at present.
The England youth international signed a new contract with the West London side last summer and currently has a deal which expires in the summer of 2023.
A defensive midfield player by trade, Chalobah has experience of playing in the Football League before from his previous temporary stints at both Huddersfield and Ipswich Town respectively.
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Despite being on his current side’s books for a good few years, the youngster is still yet to make his senior debut for the Blues.
It has been made abundantly clear in recent weeks that Valerien Ismael views the midfield as one of the key areas of this Albion team that he’d like to improve.
First we saw Alex Mowatt come in from Barnsley and now we could see Chalobah signed from Chelsea as the new Baggies boss looks to add more quality to what is an already multi-talented existing squad.
The 22-year-old would certainly fit in well in the holding midfield role and would surely be viewed as a long term successor for the likes of Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers moving forwards.
After selling Rekeem Harper to Ipswich, Albion are slightly short in the engine room and therefore it is no surprise to see them lining up new players to bring in to supplement their current options.