Inter Milan interested in Trevoh Chalobah

Chelsea are reportedly ready to sanction a surprise loan move for Trevoh Chalobah for the season amid interest from Inter Milan.

Chelsea are willing to accept loan offers for young defender Trevoh Chalobah before the summer transfer window slams shut. That is according to transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Serie A giants Inter Milan are keen on bringing in the 23-year-old on loan this summer.

As the summer transfer window enters its final two weeks, the Blues continue to rebuild and trim their bloated first-team squad. But for every new incoming player, Chelsea must make room by finding a solution for a current player to leave Stamford Bridge to maintain balance and squad morale.

Thus, if Wesley Fofana joins Chelsea in the coming days for a possible world-record fee, he is likely to slot straight into the right-sided centre-back role of a back three. As a result, Chalobah will likely struggling for minutes in what could be a pivotal season for him.

A Chelsea academy graduate, Chalobah enjoyed a breakthrough season last year, notably scoring on his debut against Crystal Palace. He made 31 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals and providing two assists, impressing enough to start both domestic cup finals against Liverpool.

But the youngster has fallen down the pecking order under Tuchel, who, despite being an admirer of his talent, has now given the green light for his loan exit. But, unlike Malang Sarr’s loan move to Marseille, Chelsea are not interested in including any sort of buy option or obligation in a potential deal for Chalobah as they do not want to lose the player permanently, according to The Athletic.

It is noted that Chalobah is still highly-regarded at the club and can still play a role in the team in the long term, which is reasonable given both Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta are well into their thirties and on short-term contracts.

Inter Milan are one of the interested parties, and they have identified the Chelsea defensive prospect as a cost-effective way to add more depth in defence. The Nerazzurri are looking to add a quality centre-back before the end of the summer window after failing in the pursuit of Gleison Bremer, who eventually joined Serie A rivals Juventus.

Inter enquired about the defender during their negotiations with Chelsea for the sale of Cesare Casadei. And while the Blues are open to a loan departure, the Serie A outfit are currently testing the waters for Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi and Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji, with the latter at the top of Simone Inzaghi’s wish list, as per Gianluca Di Marzio.

There is plenty of interest in Chalobah from Premier League and Serie A clubs. However, Inter appear to be the best loan destination for him because they are in Champions League and the player will get experience in a similar back-three setup under Inzaghi. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

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