Chelsea are reportedly keen to offload West Ham target Trevoh Chalobah and would reportedly accept a lower offer than their original £25 million asking price. 

According to The Times, the West London outfit were looking for at least £25m for Chalobah. However, with plenty of incoming signings at Stamford Bridge, they could be willing to let him go sooner for less.

Chalobah could be seen as a cheaper alternative to Max Kilman. West Ham are reportedly £10-15m behind Wolves’ valuation of their captain, which could lead to the club looking at other targets if another offer is refused. However, with the club looking to spend big on a left-sided centre-back to replace Aguerd, Chalobah wouldn’t be a direct swap as he is more comfortable on the right side of defence.

Chalobah does offer a lot of versatility, however, which is crucial. He can play at both centre-back and at right-back, two positions the Hammers are looking to reinforce this summer. However, with it looking increasingly likely Kyle Walker-Peters or another specialist right-back will be signed, so someone with that versatility may not be needed necessarily.

Chalobah is a defender with bags of pace, which could be important in Lopetegui’s higher defensive line. He is also very aggressive and great aerially which too would be important for the Spaniard. His strongest point statistically is passing, with high pass completion and progressive passing numbers.