According to a report from Football.London, there are indications that AC Milan may be considering a move for Chelsea out-of-favor player, Trevoh Chalobah. Reports suggest that his potential transfer fee could approach £45 million due to his reduced role in the West London squad.
Chalobah’s Outstanding Premier League Performance From the Previous Season
During the prior campaign, Chalobah established himself as a consistent presence in Chelsea’s defensive lineup, delivering a series of authoritative displays in the Premier League. The 24-year-old made appearances in 34 matches for Chelsea that season, accumulating five yellow cards in various competitions.
This English defensive talent proved to be a reliable presence in the defensive third of the pitch, with averages of 1.2 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, and 2.2 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League. Furthermore, he showcased his precision in distributing the ball from the back, boasting an impressive 88.5% passing success rate in league matches (statistics sourced from whoscored).
Chalobah’s contract at Stamford Bridge is in place until 2028, and this would have posed a considerable obstacle for AC Milan in securing his services had he not lost his spot in the squad. Nevertheless, due to his reduced status at the West London club, there’s now potential for him to be available at a more affordable price.
Should The Chelsea Boss Sanction His Exit?
Chalobah demonstrates impressive tackling abilities and a knack for timing his challenges effectively, allowing him to regain possession for his team in his own half. Additionally, he doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when the opposition poses an offensive threat.
This English talent excels in playing out from the back. While his primary position is as a central defender, he can also perform admirably as a right-back when needed.
Chalobah has the potential to compete for a regular starting role at Stamford Bridge. However, Mauricio Pochettino appears to have different plans. The Blues are actively searching for a striker, and Chalobah’s departure could provide the necessary funds to secure a quality striker during the January transfer window. Therefore, Pochettino should consider approving his transfer to AC Milan if the Italian giants present a compelling offer.