Crystal Palace Eyes Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah: Latest Transfer Rumors

Crystal Palace Eyes Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah: Latest Transfer Rumors
Crystal Palace Eyes Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah: Latest Transfer Rumors

Crystal Palace has reportedly expressed interest in signing Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah.

The Chelsea academy graduate participated in many preseason games and was poised to make frequent appearances under new head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Rather, Chalobah has not played in a single competitive game in 2023–24 due to a number of new defensive signings and a recurring thigh injury.

Crystal Palace Eyes Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah: Latest Transfer Rumors

Chalobah was drawing interest from both Bayern Munich and Nottingham Forest towards the close of the summer transfer season, but none of the moves worked out.

The 24-year-old’s circumstances aren’t anticipated to get better under Pochettino, thus there are rumours circulating that he could be moved in January.

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Pochettino is eager to raise money and free up salary space so that he can bring in new players to bolster his roster; a new centre back is rumoured to be on his wish list.

Reaching that goal would require capitalising on Chalobah, whose homegrown status means that every sale is recorded in the FFP books as pure profit.

The Express claims that Palace is debating whether to formally bid for Chalobah at the beginning of the year.

The Premier League season has been uneven for Roy Hodgson’s team, which is currently in 15th place in the standings despite Saturday’s incredible comeback match with Manchester City (2–2).

In addition, Palace has the 10th-best defensive record in the Premier League—a remarkable accomplishment considering that they have only given up four more goals than teams like Aston Villa, Newcastle United, and Manchester United.

According to the article, Hodgson might be content to start Chalobah as a central midfielder on a weekly basis instead of a defender in order to give him the starts he so desperately wants.

With Cheick Doucoure sidelined with an Achilles injury, Hodgson is keen to find a replacement, and the Eagles appear to believe they can work out a deal for Chalobah.

However, it is said that Palace would like to sign a loan agreement; Chelsea would object to this if there isn’t a buyout clause.

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