PSG want Levi Colwill as Chelsea may be forced to sell due to FFP rules

Chelsea transfer news- Paris Saint-Germain plan to sign Chelsea star Levi Colwill as Blues could be forced to sell
Would Chelsea lose Levi Colwill this summer?
Would Chelsea lose Levi Colwill this summer? / Robin Jones/GettyImages

French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, in a surprising twist, is reportedly eyeing Chelsea’s rising star Levi Colwill as a potential long-term addition to their squad.

Although the talented defender and the club both may be unwilling to part ways, but, amidst Financial Fair Play [FFP] concerns for Chelsea, he has emerged as a sought-after prospect for PSG.

However, Colwill stands as an altenative to PSG’s primary target Leny Yoro of Lille.

French football expert Jonathan Johnson shared more insights on the Ligue 1 champions’ strategic approach in the upcoming transfer window.

Johnson said:

"PSG like Levi Colwill of Chelsea and may be prepared to play the long game to get him. The former Brighton defender is a player PSG have ear-marked as a potential option in the defensive positions, but he’s probably more of an alternative at the moment to the one they have made their priority, and that’s Leny Yoro."

"The young Lille centre-back is the outstanding candidate for PSG – he is the player PSG absolutely want to be able to bring in this summer. He’s also keen to join PSG and further his career with them. He also has the added bonus of being French and from the Paris region, so it’s a good fit for where the PSG project is going."

He explained that PSG are ready to play the waiting game on Colwill as they view the Englishman still has potential to improve himself further and more time at Chelsea could ensure that before landing in Paris.

"Colwill is someone PSG will look to and explore in case they can’t sign Yoro, but I think the idea that they might wait a bit longer is accurate, because he could probably still do with more time to develop at Chelsea. He is a player that PSG are looking at with a view to the long term,"

ended Johnson.

The 21-year-old impressed while on loan at Brighton last season and he has become a crucial member of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team setup this term.

Chelsea may have to sell players to comply with FFP rules, and although they are reluctant to see Colwill head through the exit doors at Stamford Bridge, but may be compelled to entertain suitors.

Homegrown players add greater value when adhering to Financial Fair Play. There are no reductions to the value of the sale in FFP calculations as a result of the price of the player’s intial contract.

Colwill signed a six-year deal with Chelsea last summer and his current contract runs until 2029.

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