The Sierra Leone Football Association has confirmed talks with Chelsea defender, Trevor Chalobah. The skipper who made three appearances for England U21 in 2019, was born in the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown in 1999 but migrated with his family at a very young age to the United Kingdom.

Lamin Tarawally (Coach Lamin), Media Officer for the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) confirmed to Sierraloaded that the skipper was contacted to switch nationality from the Three Lions to Leone Stars.

“Yes, we have contacted him, and he promised to consider our request,” says Tarawally.

He added that SLFA scout, Christian Dauda is monitoring the situation.

The 6ft4in centre-back has several honours since joining the Blues including the 2017-18 FA Cup, 2021 UEFA Super Cup and the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. Chalobah has over 55 appearances for the Chelsea senior team since 2018 to his name with football enthusiasts believing that he would make a meaningful contribution to the Leone Stars backline that has conceded three goals in just two matches.

Recently, the SLFA also announced the return of former Eredivisie Cambuur winger, Issa Kallon of returning to national duties after nearly two years out. The Nantong Zhiyun winger was part of the Leone Stars 2021 AFCON squad in Cameroon where he made two appearances off the bench.

However, the FA could not confirm his availability for this year’s World Cup Qualifiers against Djibouti and Burkina Faso in June.

The Sierra Leone FA also held talks with VfB Stuttgart, Mohamed Sankoh recently. The 20-year-old striker was born in the Netherlands to Sierra Leonean parents. He was part of the Netherlands U17 team that won the 2019 UEFA Under-17 Championships.

Sankoh joined Stuttgart in 2020 and got his first minutes against RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga in April 2021.