Chelsea now plan to accept Chalobah offer to balance FFP books

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

17th Sep, 2023 | 6:00pm

Sources: Chelsea now plan to accept Chalobah offer to balance FFP books

Chelsea are keen to sell Trevoh Chalobah in January to balance the books for Financial Fair Play reasons, sources have told Football Insider.

Chalobah, 24, is a product of the club’s academy and would therefore be considered pure profit in the Blues’ accounts if sold.

Chelsea spent a reported £400million on new arrivals in the summer window, including Axel Disasi, Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and Moises Caicedo.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (15 September) that Bayern Munich could revisit a move for Chalobah in the January window.

Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of the defender following their time together at Stamford Bridge and the German tried to sign him in the summer.

Meanwhile, Football Insider exclusively revealed on 25 August that Chalobah had rejected the chance to join Premier League side Nottingham Forest.

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The player is keen to play regular first-team football and is down the pecking order under Pochettino at Chelsea.

Despite reports suggesting he could be frozen out, Pochettino has confirmed Chalobah “will be involved” for the Blues and is definitely in his plans until – at least – the January window.

The former England Under-21 international is yet to play a minute this season after suffering an injury in training on the eve of the new campaign.

He is under contract at Stamford Bridge until June 2028 after penning a new deal less than 12 months ago.

Chalobah made 33 appearances for Chelsea last term and has turned out for the Blues 63 times in total, notching four goals and one assist.

In other news, Chelsea stance on accepting Reece James offer revealed.