Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Chelsea have told him that again they have informed Liverpool that Levi Colwill is not up for sale this summer.
He said on YouTube that the Blues see the England U21 international as the future of the club, and see him going nowhere ahead of next season.
Colwill has been left with a massive decision to make regarding his future this summer, with Brighton and Liverpool reportedly interested in signing him.
The Seagulls are reportedly keen on smashing their transfer record in order to bring in the player this summer after having him on loan last season.
However, now Liverpool have entered the race, and can obviously offer far more pedigree than Roberto de Zerbi’s side.
The 20-year-old would have the opportunity to feature alongside Virgil van Dijk, before being the obvious heir to his place in the side.
Colwill the future of Chelsea
However, Romano has now made it clear that Chelsea are still insistent he will be going nowhere this summer, and instead will be a crucial part of the Blues squad going forwards.
He said: “Chelsea’s message on Colwill is still the same, he isn’t going anywhere and ‘is the future of Chelsea’ and is a crucial part of the project.
“Liverpool like Colwill but they are not negotiating anything because they know he’s untouchable.”
With Chelsea making the sale of academy graduate Mason Mount this summer, it is crucial that they do not allow the situation with the centre-back to get to a similar point.
After selling Kalidou Koulibaly to Saudi Arabia for some decent money, there is now a clear path to the first team that Mauricio Pochettino must ensure the Englishman sees in order to keep him at the club.