EPL: Trevoh Chalobah ‘expected to leave Chelsea in January’

24-year-old Chelsea defender, Trevoh Chalobah is expected to leave the club in January after being frozen out this season.

Trevoh Chalobah who is yet to feature in this campaign under Mauricio Pochettino, attracted interest from Inter Milan over the summer and there were reports in Italy claiming the Serie A side faced competition from Newcastle United and Everton. He was also linked to Bayern Munich and Nottingham Forest but he remained with Chelsea after the summer transfer window.

Trevoh Chalobah 'expected to leave Chelsea in January'
Trevoh Chalobah at a match for Chelsea

Journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that the former England Under-21 international is likely to depart over the winter, despite Pochettino’s recent affirmations.

Romano claims that all parties involved accept that Chalobah’s Chelsea career is nearing an end, and the center-back is open to a switch to Bayern, who have been tipped to reignite their interest in January.

He tweeted;

Trevoh Chalobah, still expected to leave Chelsea in January — Pochettino denied English CB being ‘frozen out’ after move rejected on Deadline Day but feeling is clear #CFC Chalobah was keen on Bayern move in the final weeks of summer window — he rejected Nottingham Forest.”

Chalobah has donned the Chelsea colours for 16 years, having joined the club’s youth academy in 2007, but he was loaned out to Ipswich Town, Huddersfield Town, and Lorient before making a first-team breakthrough.

Since earning his debut in 2021, Chalobah has scored four goals and set up one more in 63 appearances for the Blues, making 18 Premier League starts in the 2022-23 campaign.

Trevoh Chalobah 'expected to leave Chelsea in January'
Trevoh Chalobah playing against Manchester City. Source: Getty

Chalobah’s versatility came in handy, as the Englishman was deployed as a centre-back and right-back for his boyhood club, but his efforts were only good enough to help Chelsea finish 12th in the Premier League.

The Blues have already moved a host of unwanted defenders on over the summer, cutting Cesar Azpilicueta, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ethan Ampadu, and Baba Rahman from the ranks, while Lewis Hall joined Newcastle United on loan with a £35m obligation to buy.

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