Tue 21 Nov 2023, 15:10 · Ash Harrison

Defender club wanted £50m from Newcastle for could now leave for half that amount

Defender club wanted £50m from Newcastle for could now leave for half that amount
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Newcastle United remain interested in Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah who look set to leave Stamford Bridge in January.

The Magpies looked at Trevoh Chalobah in the summer but were priced out of a move for the 24-year-old when Chelsea slapped a £50million price tag on him.

That figure put off all potential suitors which included the likes of Bayern Munich, but it now looks like Chelsea have seen the error of their ways as The Daily Express is now reporting that they would ask just £25million for him in January.

Chelsea have slashed the asking price for Trevoh Chalobah

This figure was what The Daily Express expect Chelsea to ask of Roma who could look to do a cash plus player deal with Tammy Abraham as potentially part of the negotiation.

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Trevoh Chalobah hasn't kicked a ball all season

Newcastle are looking for a centre-back and a defensive midfielder and Chalobah can play both roles making him an ideal candidate for Eddie Howe.

With his value having halved since the summer, it could be a good time for Newcastle to rekindle their interest.

The former England youth international is currently sidelined with a thigh issue and hasn't made a single appearance this season ... he'd fit right in with our current squad then.

Chalobah has reportedly told Mauricio Pochettino he wants to leave in January, which could be why his value has dropped so much as they realise they are better off getting something for him now than keeping an unhappy player around.

A move for Chalobah could be too risky for Newcastle right now

Although any move will likely depend on when, and how well he recovers from this thigh injury, with there still being no timescale on a return.

Time is running out for Chalobah to get fit to secure a move away from Chelsea in January.

The big question is, do Newcastle really need another player with a long-term injury against their name right now?