Nottingham Forest were rejected by Chelsea talent Trevoh Chalobah on transfer deadline day and now that decision has been explained. The Reds saw a bid accepted by the Blues but the player wasn’t keen on a transfer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal collapsed when Chalobah was denied a move to Bayern Munich. The player didn’t want to discuss terms with Forest after such a big move had gone south.

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Forest could move to sign Chalobah when the transfer window reopens. Steve Cooper is a big fan of the versatile performer and he might already have one eye on signing him when the window starts again.

Rio Ferdinand previously praised Forest target Chalobah for his form in the Chelsea team. He called him ‘unbelievable’ and Cooper has worked with him previously during his time with the England youth teams.

Chalobah was all set to sign for the Bavarian giants on transfer deadline day. It’s not really clear why the move fell south, with Thomas Tuchel wanting to sign a player he managed when he was at Chelsea.

The player opted to stay put so close to the transfer deadline, however. Chalobah didn’t fancy switching to Forest so late in the day and perhaps now he might regret that decision.

Chalobah rejected Forest after Bayern setback

It would seem as though Pochettino isn’t keen on having the defender around. He’s now facing exile from the Chelsea squad altogether following a glut of summer signings for the Blues.

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Forest will likely still have Chalobah on their radar. However, having signed Murillo and Andrew Omobamidele, the club might feel they now have a couple of sound investments for the future.

Chalobah might just get lucky that Cooper rates him highly and will subsequently try and land him again. Felipe, Willy Boly and Scott McKenna are out of contract next summer so perhaps the Reds will look for defensive reinforcements again.

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