Previous reports indicated that Trevoh Chalobah could leave Chelsea in search of more game-time if and when Wesley Fofana’s signing is concluded. It seems like the enquires have already started coming in, with a temporary departure looking likely before the transfer window ends.
Inter Milan asked about signing Trevoh Chalobah on loan as they sold Cesare Casadei to Chelsea. It comes with Lukaku's recommendation.— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 19, 2022
Casadei is done and he is expected to 'do a Chukwuemeka' and stick around at #CFC: https://t.co/IuQRPortqa
Villa’s interest comes against the backdrop of new signing, Diego Carlos’ long-term injury, with a temporary move seemingly suiting all parties on paper. Inter Milan are also looking for more reinforcements at centre back, and Romelu Lukaku has apparently personally recommended Chalobah to the hierarchy. The Nerazzurri will also reportedly face competition from José Mourinho’s Roma.
Chelsea have already made it clear that any talks for a permanent transfer will not be entertained, which is obviously good to hear. However, even with Fofana’s hypothetical arrival, the Blues will only have three natural centre backs on the roster, so it could leave us with some shortfall in depth (unless there is some semblance of a chance that Ethan Ampadu could be a part of the squad?).