Sky Bet Championship side Ipswich Town are close to completing a deal for Chelsea youngster Trevoh Chalobah, according to TWTD.
Chalobah joined the Blues at under-9 level and has various youth honours, including the UEFA Youth League in 2015/16, the FA Youth Cup that same season and also an U18 Premier League winner’s medal from 2016/17.
Having signed a first professional contract with Chelsea in June 2016, the 18-year-old is keen for his first real taste of senior football and recently visited the Tractor Boys’ Playford Road training base to meet first team boss Paul Hurst.
Chalobah is yet to make a full appearance for the Premier League side but was an unused substitute in the Blues’ FA Cup triumph in May.
Neither side have agreed a deal yet, although Chelsea are understood to be desirable of a worthwhile for their talented youngster with Ipswich as their preferred destination.
The Blues defender is highly thought of at Stamford Bridge – due to his experienced nature at youth level – and was recently invited to train with the England squad ahead of their flight to Russia for this summer’s World Cup.
Born in Sierra Leone, Chalobah – who can operate at either right-back or in central midfielder – has represented England at England U16, U17 and U19 level.
Therefore, Trevoh, the brother of Watford midfielder Nathaniel, would likely settle down quickly at Portman Road due to being paired up with his England U19 team-mate Andre Dozzell in the Tractor Boys’ line-up.
While Ipswich appears the preferred destination, Blackburn Rovers are also rumoured to be interested in the youngster.
Having won promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last term, Tony Mowbray will be keen to strengthen his defence ahead of a difficult season in England’s second tier.