Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle with Levi Colwill to sign a new contract at the club.

The England defender had attracted a lot of interest from many clubs in Europe, including Brighton, where he spent the whole of last season, with Liverpool also keeping tabs on the young defender.

However, Chelsea insisted he was untouchable as he was the future of the club and was ready to offer him a new contract. Yesterday evening, his camp and Chelsea agreed in principle on a new six-year deal for him to extend his contract at the club.

Brighton have been insisting that the inclusion of Colwill in a deal would make it easier for Chelsea to sign Caicedo, who has been the main target for the club this summer.

Colwill will hope to get a chance in the first team this season, with Wesley Fofana already set to be sidelined for a few months after his ankle injury last month.


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