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Inter Milan target 24-year-old Chelsea academy product; Chelsea open to selling him

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According to journalist Bobby Vincent, Inter Milan are eyeing Chelsea academy product Trevoh Chalobah. He has become a bit of a forgotten man at Chelsea because he’s not played a single minute yet this season due to injury. However, his lack of football hasn’t stopped his name from regularly popping up in the transfer rumour mill.

The 24-year-old is very likely to leave the Stamford Bridge in this January transfer window.

Vincent speaks about Chalobah’s future

Speaking on the Si Phillips Talks Chelsea podcast last week, Vincent has reported that Italian giants Inter Milan are long-term admirers of Chelsea’s Chalobah. They certainly wouldn’t rule out a move for the Blues center-back.

Apparently, Chelsea are more than happy to offload their academy graduate if someone meets their £35 million asking price. “Fulham are interested and they’ve enquired about him. I’ve also heard that Inter Milan are still interested and they have been for a while,” Vincent said. “I was speaking to someone at Stamford Bridge after the Fulham win and they were saying Inter Milan still really like him and wouldn’t rule him out. Chelsea are more than happy to get a decent fee. They’d be asking for in the region of £35 million.”

This comes after recent claims from The Daily Mail that Chelsea could try to sell Chalobah to generate funds to sign a new left-back.

Chalobah might not be first-choice or even second-choice at Chelsea

Several players have left Chelsea for the Serie A in recent years and enjoyed real success. It will be interesting to see if Chalobah follows those footsteps. In 63 senior appearances for Chelsea, he has shown that he’s good enough for this level. However, Chalobah’s name would probably be one of the first put forward when it comes to selling academy graduates to help generate pure profit on the balance sheet.

When everyone’s fit and available, Chalobah wouldn’t be in our top two or three center-backs at the club. If the price is right, selling the versatile defender could make the most sense.

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