Chelsea have no plans of parting ways with Levi Colwill amid interest from Brighton & Hove Albion, Fabrizio Romano reports.
The Blues graduate joined the Seagulls on a season-long loan last summer, and he had a productive campaign with them.
The South Coast outfit are now looking to land him on a permanent deal, but the Blues have no desire to sell the player.
Romano claims that the Blues have rejected an opening £30m bid from Brighton and a new £40m offer is on the way.Chelsea are expected to reject the upcoming proposal as well. The London giants consider the centre-back as unsellable.
Colwill gained valuable experience with Brighton last term, and he is likely to make his Blues debut in the next campaign.
The youngster may not be guaranteed a starting spot, but he could be used in rotation by new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The 20-year-old could be seen as a long-term replacement for Thiago Silva, who could retire from the game after next season.