Jose Mourinho ‘wants to bring Chelsea defender Trevor Chalobah to Roma in January’

Jose Mourinho ‘wants to raid Chelsea for Trevor Chalobah’ in January with the 23-year-old ‘prepared to leave Stamford Bridge for more game time’ after seeing former Blues Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham find success in Italy

  • Trevoh Chalobah has only played 90 minutes so far for Chelsea this season 
  • A loan move away from the club looks likely with Jose Mourinho interested 
  • Chelsea’s former boss already has Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham at Roma
  • Fikayo Tomori has also had great success in Italy with Italian giants AC Milan  

Trevoh Chalobah has been linked with a move away from Chelsea with Jose Mourinho’s Roma set to pounce in January.  

According to Corriere dello Sport, the former Chelsea boss is looking to add Chalobah to his English contingent in Italy – joining Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham in Rome.

The 23-year-old has struggled to get amongst the action for the Blues this season and a loan move away from the club looks the most likely outcome. 

Jose Mourinho wants Trevoh Chalobah to join Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham in Rome

Mourinho has reportedly eyed up Chalobah to bolster his defence in January transfer window

Mourinho has reportedly eyed up Chalobah to bolster his defence in January transfer window

Chalobah had a positive breakout year at Chelsea during the 2021-22 campaign but has only played 90 minutes for the club this season. 

With Thomas Tuchel, a fan of the defender, now gone – it seems like minutes will be few and far between under new boss Graham Potter. 

However, it is unlikely that Chelsea will sanction a permanent move away for Chalobah, so a loan move to Italy would suit both parties.

Chalobah (L) has only played one game for Chelsea this season - a 2-1 win against Leicester

Chalobah (L) has only played one game for Chelsea this season – a 2-1 win against Leicester

Speaking to Talksport, the former England U21 international, said: ‘I feel that when the chance comes, it comes.

‘I will always be patient because playing for a club like this is not easy, there is always going to be competition.’

Competition is currently extremely high in the Chelsea defensive ranks with new summer signings Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella added to the squad.

New signings Kalidou Koulibaly (L) and Marc Cucurella (R) train with Chalobah looking on

New signings Kalidou Koulibaly (L) and Marc Cucurella (R) train with Chalobah looking on 

However, Chalobah’s goals have remained the same – despite the new arrivals. 

‘I try not to focus on the outside noise and focus on what I’m doing and what I want to do this season. That is to get myself into the team and play a lot of games this season.’

If Chalobah is to leave on loan in order to ‘play a lot of games’, Chelsea fans will consider a spell in Italy good education for their youngster. 

Former Blues Fikayo Tomori and Abraham have both enjoyed their time in Italy after leaving Chelsea.

Tomori helped lead AC Milan to the 2021-22 Scudetto and Abraham contributed well to Roma’s 2021-22 Europa Conference League victory. 

Chalobah (centre) will be inspired by Abraham (L) and Fikayo Tomori's (R) spells in Italy

Chalobah (centre) will be inspired by Abraham (L) and Fikayo Tomori’s (R) spells in Italy

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