Report: Arsenal now looking at signing 'fantastic' player after his brilliant season in the Championship
Arsenal want Chelsea prospect Levi Colwill in the summer transfer window after his impressive loan at Huddersfield.
Goal claim that the Gunners are among the Premier League clubs who are interested in the young defender.
Colwill will be part of the Huddersfield side which lines up at Wembley in the Championship play-off final against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Chelsea have a decision to make over whether to loan or sell the defender, and they could also keep him around as they undergo a revamp of their backline this summer.
Arsenal want Colwill
The report reads: “Chelsea are facing a decision on their talented 19-year-old defender Levi Colwill as Arsenal, Leicester and several other Premier League clubs have made inquiries over a summer move.
“There will be scouts from a host of Premier League teams in attendance at Wembley, with Crystal Palace, Southampton and Brighton among the others who want the talented centre back. The Blues are ready to bring Colwill back in pre-season to train under Thomas Tuchel, where he will have a chance to fight for a first-team place next season.
“Chelsea are also reluctant to send Colwill out on loan again because Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are both leaving on free transfers.
“The Gunners are considering adding a left-sided central defender this summer to add some depth as they enter the Europa League. Colwill would be seen as a good fit to add to their young squad. Still, their main priority is to add in other positions, with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus a key target upfront.“
“But he has stepped into the Championship unbelievably well. I’m sure he’s got a fantastic career ahead of him at the highest level.”
Colwill looks like a Premier League and perhaps even England defender in waiting with a big future in the game ahead of him.
That could be a coup for Arsenal if they could get the man who signed a new contract last June, but could move on this summer.
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