Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town are interested in the signing of Chelsea youngster Trevor Chalobah, according to Goal.
The Terriers were the Premier League’s whipping boys last season and the challenge for Jan Siewert is to build a squad capable of an instant return.
Chalobah was on loan at Ipswich Town last season. He played 44 games for the Tractor Boys who were relegated into League One.
He played in defensive midfield during his most recent loan spell but can operate at centre-back too.
Chelsea could consider selling Chalobah to Huddersfield, despite Frank Lampard’s desire to promote several youth players to the first-team.
Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Reece James could all earn shots in the first-team, with Lampard working under a transfer ban.
The report suggests that Huddersfield aren’t interested in taking Chalobah on loan, instead preferring to sign him permanently.
Chalobah was decent for Ipswich last season and their relegation was no reflection on his performances.
At 20-years-old there is lots of time for him to develop into a quality player and a long-term contract would be ideal from a Huddersfield point of view.
The Chelsea academy prospect looks like a nice fit for Huddersfield. Siewert is clearly keen to work with talented youngsters and Chalobah matches that criteria.
His arrival wouldn’t be the most exciting Huddersfield make this summer but he would be a solid addition nonetheless.