Colwill signs new six-year Chelsea contract

Levi Colwill has signed a new six-year contract with Chelsea.

The 20-year-old defender, whose new deal includes the option of an additional year, impressed while on loan at Brighton last season.

Brighton have been trying to agree a deal to sign him on a permanent basis, but he looks set to stay with the Blues.

“It’s always been an easy decision,” said Colwill.

“‘As I’ve grown up, all I’ve known is Chelsea. I’ve spoken with the manager [Mauricio Pochettino] and he’s given me reassurance, that trust I needed.

“He’s spoken with me not just as a player but a person. It’s made a big difference.”