Chelsea told defender ‘IS OPEN’ to summer switch!

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Ben Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea defender Alfie Gilchrist is ‘open’ to leaving the club on loan this summer.

Gilchrist joined the Academy as an Under-11 and moved through the age groups at Cobham with his impressive performances impressing a number of coaches at the club

The defender enjoyed a breakthrough season with his boyhood club, making 12 appearances for former boss Mauricio Pochettino’s side and he has recently been rewarded with a new contract at the club.

However – it is expected to be spend the upcoming campaign temporarily away. Leeds United have been credited with interest and Jacobs claims ‘formative approaches’ have been made. Speaking on the JustJoe Football Show, he said: “Leeds, Preston and Blackburn are the three clubs who have made a formative approach so far.

“To all intents and purposes, Gilchrist would be open to a Leeds move. He’s obviously got great respect, though I know CHELSEA and Leeds have their own rivalry. Nonetheless, he would go there, and he would be very willing to fight and try to get promoted.

IcChelseanews View…

Gilchrist must have been excited when he signed that big deal at the club – but even he knows that he is not ready to be in that side just yet and a loan move makes the perfect sense.

If he does make the move to Leeds – then it will give him the perfect opportunity to play for a massive club at a very good level – it could be a fantastic move for the lad.

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