are on the verge of securing a long-term contract extension for despite Brighton’s attempts to sign the player this summer after reaching an agreement with the defender over a new six-year deal.
Colwill spent last season on loan with the Seagulls and they want to bring him back to the south coast ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
But Chelsea are refusing to sell and new head coach is believed to be a huge fan of the U21 international centre-back.
Brighton were hoping that Chelsea would be tempted into a sale .
Chelsea are also .
But according to , Brighton’s hopes of landing Colwill have taken a hit after Chelsea reached an agreement with the player over a new deal until 2029.
Pochettino is unwilling to lose Colwill and feels the youngster will become one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.
which may impact any possible deals between the clubs.
Brighton finished above Chelsea last season after a remarkable campaign saw them finish sixth in the Premier League as they qualified for the Europa League.
The west Londoners, meanwhile, had an abysmal 2022-23 season and finished 12th in the table without a trophy.