Inter Milan and Chelsea are in talks regarding a possible loan of defender Trevoh Chalobah, but must overcome one key obstacle to a deal.

This according to UK news outlet, who report that the Blues want to send the 23-year-old out to the Nerazzurri on loan with a purchase obligation, but also want a buyback clause included in the deal.

The transfer links between Chalobah and Inter have been strong for some time.

The Englishman has been on the Nerazzurri’s radar since last summer.

Both towards the end of last summer window, and in January during the season just gone, Inter reportedly lined Chalobah up as a possible replacement in the event that Milan Skriniar were to be sold to Paris Saint-Germain.

In the end, Skriniar stayed put. Therefore, neither last summer not in January did the Nerazzurri go in search of a replacement.

However, Skriniar is set to leave and join PSG on a free transfer next season. Accordingly replacing the former Sampdoria star is a major priority for the summer.

Moreover, the futures Danilo D’Ambrosio is also up in the air.

Inter will clearly have to make a big defensive reinforcement or two during the summer.

Chelsea and former Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly had been a target. However, the 31-year-old looks likely to move to the Saudi Pro League instead.

However, Koulibalky’s Blues teammate Chalobah could certainly also come back into favour.

Inter Milan & Chelsea In Talks For Trevoh Chalobah Loan

According to, the talks between Inter and Chelsea are ongoing.

The Nerazzurri reportedly see 23-year-olf English international Chalobah as an ideal stylistic fit.

And for the player’s part, he is unsure if he will be in favour under Blues coach Mauricio Pochettino. Chalobah’s priority for next season is playing time.

The English international wants to state his case for inclusion in the England squad at next summer’s Euros.

According to, the one big stumbling block in the loan talks is Chelsea’s insistence that, in addition to a purchase obligation, it also include a buyback clause. Inter are not keen on this.