The update comes after Fabrizio Romano said that it was “likely” the player would leave on a permanent deal in this window with the Blues prioritising signing three new centre-backs.
However, Saints will face a battle for his signature with the fellow south coast clubs also willing to try their best to persuade Colwill to move.
It’s no surprise that supporters at St Mary’s will be buzzing to hear the news of their interest given the recent success the club has had in signing players who have come through Chelsea’s famed Cobham academy.
The 19-year-old made 32 appearances for the Terriers in 2021/22 and was key in helping them reach the play-off final. It ended in defeat with Colwill scoring an own-goal on the day, but everyone makes mistakes and it will be a moment he will surely learn from.
He certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed and has been described as a “rising talent” by the Athletic’s Simon Johnson.
Colwill has also earned praise from his teammates at Huddersfield, with midfielder Lewis O’Brien saying he’s “going to have a fantastic career ahead of him at the highest level.”
Given his impressive displays last season it’s clear he’s ready to step up to the Premier League, it’s unlikely he will get that opportunity at Stamford Bridge, so we think he should make the move elsewhere in order to push on.