Levi Colwill joining Liverpool has just become much more likely as club 'drop interest' in alternative
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The chances of Liverpool signing Levi Colwill have increased after the club made a key transfer decision.
After excelling on the south coast the young centre-back’s stock rose dramatically, while his reputation was only further enhanced by England's Under-21 side's success in the European Championship at the weekend.
While Chelsea are eager to keep Colwill this term, the 20-year-old has interest from Liverpool, who are in the market for a left-sided centre-back, and Brighton, with the Seagulls having already seen a bid rebuffed for the defender.
And the chances of Liverpool bidding for the centre-back have increased, given Jurgen Klopp’s side have reportedly ended interest in their sole Colwill alternative.
Colwill to Liverpool?
The publication claimed no move that has been planned for Van de Ven in this window, with the Reds now focused on other players.
Indeed, Liverpool’s lack of interest in Van de Ven, means Colwill is their sole “confirmed target” in that position.
It appears it is unlikely that Chelsea would allow Colwill to leave this summer without a fight, while the Reds will have to promise the youngster regular first-team opportunities.
The Chelsea player has made his ambitions clear as he targets an England call-up.
He said, via the Mirror: "We’re all pushing and knocking on the door. Everyone has to pay attention to every player here. I feel like this team we had was more than just individuals. In the past England might have lacked that. We’ve always had great players but I think this team is so much different. I love this team.
"I’ll speak to my family, speak to everyone I need to and make a decision. I’ve got to play at the end of the day, to hopefully get there and go to the next (senior) camp.
"But if I’m here, I’ll still be happy. You’ve always got to be happy when you’re picked for any England age group. It’s an honour."