Academy player, Lewis Hall to make a permanent exit
After a triumphant week of moves in the transfer market, which included the signings of two midfielders—Romeo Lavia from Southampton and Moises Caicedo from Brighton—the Blues are now actively seeking a replacement for Christopher Nkunku and a second-choice goalkeeper.
In order to make way for these new signings, the club will have to contemplate the sale of certain players due to the significant expenditure involved in acquiring Caicedo, a move that broke the British record Fee.
Initially, the roster of potential departures comprised of Trevoh Chalobah, Connor Gallagher and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has already completed a loan move to La Liga side Real Madrid. However, a surprising twist has emerged as Lewis Hall, a promising academy player who made a noteworthy debut for the senior team last year under Thomas Tuchel, is currently rumored to be on the brink of a permanent transfer to Newcastle United.
Clash between Crystal Palace and Chelsea
The Blues had previously arranged loan deals for several of their younger players at the start of the transfer window. Similar plans were in place for Hall, who was set to join Crystal Palace on loan. However, it appears Crystal Palace expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Blues pursued Michael Olise.
Olise was a summer target intended to fill in for Nkunku during his absence. This situation caused friction between the clubs and subsequently impacted Hall’s loan move as reported by Fabrizio Romano.
As the situation took a downturn and Hall comprehended that the Blues’ current preferences leaned towards Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella, he became receptive to the idea of a permanent transfer to Newcastle United, a club he had been a fan of growing up.
Hall’s association with Chelsea began at the age of seven, and had been on the verge of finalizing a long-term agreement with the club. However, it seems circumstances haven’t aligned favorably for the young player, as he is eager to secure game time within the first team.