Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of Levi Colwill on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.
The deal was announced on Twitter and follows news of Marc Cucurella moving in the opposite direction on a six-year deal.
Colwill, 19, is highly rated at Chelsea and it is understood that Thomas Tuchel was keen to avoid letting the player leave permanently.
A loan move to a competitive Premier League side is a much better option for the Blues, and Colwill will expect to be given plenty of opportunities over the course of the upcoming season.
The teenager spent last season on loan with Championship side Huddersfield Town and played an instrumental role in the Terriers’ run to the play-off final.
He was expected to remain at Stamford Bridge for the upcoming season, but it appears that Chelsea may have offered him to Brighton on loan as a way of persuading them to part with Cucurella.
There is no option or obligation to buy clause included in the deal.