Chelsea snub transfer interest from Bayern Munich in their star defender

According to reports in England, Chelsea have snubbed transfer interest from Bayern Munich for their star defender, with Vincent Kompany interested...
The Club Badges of Chelsea and FC Bayern Munich
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Chelsea are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window. Understandably, fans would prefer to focus on new signings rather than outgoings. However, it must said that at the top of new manager Enzo Maresca's priority list is to sort out which players are surplus to requirements and sell them. Bayern Munich could help the new boss with that...

Chelsea snub transfer interest from Bayern Munich in their star defender

Bayern Munich are on the hunt for defensive acquisitions. This should not come as a surprise, given that Vincent Kompany is their new manager and he knows a thing or two about what makes a great defender.

It is believed that Bayern Munich are leading the race to sign Jonathan Tah from Bayer Leverkusen but they have located Levi Colwill of Chelsea as a backup option, should the deal fall through or Kompany sees the need for two defensive appointments.

From Chelsea's perspective, though, Levi Colwill is not up for sale at any cost. According to a report from Standard, Colwill is settled and happy at Stamford Bridge and the higher-ups at the club would not entertain any interest from Bayern Munich, or any club for that matter. Their stance is clear, the academy graduate Levi Colwill is not up for sale for any price.

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I must admit, this is refreshing to see. In a transfer window where it could be key to cash in on profitable assets to meet Profit and Sustainability Rules, it is great that Chelsea are sticking to their guns and placing Levi Colwill on an untouchable pedestal. After all, he's earned his right to be there after a good season in the first team, following his bright loan spell last campaign.

Colwill is one of the best defenders available to England. However, given his unfortunate injury in the 2023/24 season, Gareth Southgate understandably opted for players with better confidence than Colwill.

With Enzo Maresca set to undergo his Chelsea start in July, it would not come as a surprise if Colwill is at the forefront of his plans. After all, with Colwill and Reece James confident about remaining injury free and with their fitness levels high, the English core at Stamford Bridge could be electric for years to come.


Do you think Chelsea have made the right decision to keep ahold of Levi Colwill?