Mauricio Pochettino must block £40m transfer as Todd Boehly green lights triple Chelsea exit

Chelsea transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino must add keeping a key midfielder to his list of priorities with five stars facing a summer departure.

Completely overhauling the team must be Chelsea’s top objective during the summer transfer window, and early moves are undoubtedly being done in that direction.

There has been considerable interest in moving Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Christian Pulisic, and it is entirely feasible that all five of them may go. Despite the fact that they are all senior members of the team, it is crucial that sales are approved due to injuries, poor form, the necessity for a major makeover, and an FFP deadline.

If sold, Mount and Kovacic appear destined to stay in the Premier League, with the latter in negotiations to join Manchester City. In the meantime, Mount has interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United. Erik ten Hag’s team plans to make a £50 million bid, but it is expected to be rejected right away because it is significantly less than Chelsea’s asking price.

After football, Loftus-Cheek is nearly certain to transfer to AC Milan.London claimed in April that Chelsea had spoken to the Serie A team about a potential summer transfer. Juventus is considering After Angel Di Maria left at the end of the season, Pulisic may replace him, however it’s also possible that he stays in England.

The most recent report on a Chelsea departure concerns Kante, who appears ready to reject a new deal and join for Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad after passing his medical on Wednesday in London. The 32-year-old will sign a two-year contract worth €100 million (£86 million) per season, with an additional year’s option built in.

The other four stars, with the exception of Pulisic, are all midfielders, so filling that position will be essential if Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Kovacic, and Kante all leave. Enzo Fernandez, Conor Gallagher, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Lewis Hall, together with Andrey Santos and Cesare Casadei, who would also be returning from their respective loan spells, would be the midfielders still at the club if that scenario came to be.

This demonstrates the necessity of at least two senior midfield reinforcements, but it also demonstrates why Gallagher must be kept. It’s fair to argue that Gallagher has fallen short of expectations after his first full season in blue following a successful loan at Crystal Palace, but under Pochettino he could show to be a hugely influential figure, especially given his pushing skills.

 

 

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