Chelsea Football Club is facing a temporary setback as Trevoh Chalobah, the talented centre-back, is set to remain sidelined for a few more weeks due to a hamstring injury. The injury occurred during a pre-season match against Fulham in the USA, and the club has since conducted a thorough assessment of the player’s condition.
Though Chalobah’s injury is not deemed serious, it will keep him out of action for some time. The good news is that he is expected to regain full fitness before the end of the transfer window, potentially paving the way for a potential move towards the end of August.
Chalobah’s future at Chelsea has been uncertain this summer due to the stiff competition for places in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. With the presence of left-footed centre-backs Benoit Badiashile and Levi Colwill, Chalobah’s role within the team has been under scrutiny.
Reports suggest that Chalobah has garnered interest from other clubs, prompting Chelsea to consider potential offers in the final weeks of the transfer window. Italian sources indicate that Inter Milan is among the clubs eyeing the talented centre-back, along with several other Premier League players in the same position.
In another transfer development, Newcastle United and Chelsea are deep in discussions over the potential transfer of Lewis Hall. A fee in the range of £30 million is being negotiated, and while the deal is said to be inching closer, there are still details to be worked out regarding the fee structure, payment terms, and add-ons.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly considering a surprising move to acquire Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun. With Harry Kane’s departure to Bayern Munich creating a void in the team’s attacking lineup, Spurs are looking to reinforce their options up front. Balogun, who gained attention with his successful loan spell at Reims in Ligue 1, is believed to be surplus to requirements at Arsenal. West Ham and Fulham have previously expressed interest in Balogun, and now Tottenham has joined the race for the 22-year-old USA international’s signature.
Switching focus to Sheffield United, manager Paul Heckingbottom has laughed off recent speculation linking striker Oli McBurnie to a move to Leeds United. The rumours, which circulated on social media, claim that Leeds might be considering a move for McBurnie, who is out of contract next summer. However, Heckingbottom clarified that there has been no contact between the two clubs regarding the player. He expressed his hope to initiate contract talks with McBurnie and emphasised that the striker is staying put at Sheffield United. McBurnie’s potential return to action for the upcoming match against Nottingham Forest indicates that he remains an integral part of the team’s plans.