Serie A clubs AC Milan and Atalanta are reportedly eyeing a move for Chelsea whizkid Levi Colwill.
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea’s 19-year-old defender Levi Colwill is attracting interest from Italy, with both Atalanta and AC Milan tracking the youngster. Colwill spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Huddersfield in the Championship.
A Chelsea youth product, Colwill has been with the Blues since 2011 but is yet to make a first-team appearance for them. The teenage whizkid, to continue his progress, was sent on a season-long loan to Huddersfield for the recently-concluded campaign, where he impressed.
Colwill made 26 league starts for the Terriers, and made a total of 32 appearances across all competitions. The youngster returns to Chelsea with three years left on his contract with the club. But back at Stamford Bridge, he will struggle to break into the Chelsea first-team, with the west Londoners in the market for centre-backs.
Thus, an exit could be the best option for both the parties and Colwill is not short on potential suitors. The Chelsea whizkid is attracting heavy interest from Premier League clubs, with the likes of Southampton, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Everton, all monitoring his situation.
But that is not all. The teenager prodigy has suitors in Italy as well, with Serie A giants Atalanta, Napoli and AC Milan eyeing him. Atalanta have been linked with a few English players, thanks to their head of senior recruitment Lee Congerton, who was formerly associated with Leicester City in a similar role.
The Bergamo-based outfit, however, will only initiate discussions if they manage to part ways with Merih Demiral, who joins them permanently from Juventus this summer. Demiral has recently been linked with Newcastle United, who are eager to strengthen their defence ahead of the new season.
AC Milan, meanwhile, are eager to add reinforcements to stay in contention for the Serie A title after winning the Scudetto this past season. Colwill not slot into the Milan backline straightaway but can gradually grow into a first-choice defender with time.
Milan are also set to lose centre-back Alessio Romagnoli, who will soon leave on a free transfer, and Chelsea wonderkid Colwill could act as his replacement.