Chelsea FC manager Mauricio Pochettino is finalizing his squad as the start of the new Premier League season approaches.
Pochettino is determined to streamline his squad after a hard pre-season tour in the United States, having gained crucial lessons from Chelsea’s performance last season, when an overly large squad proved detrimental.
Andrey Santos, Cesare Casadei, and Lesley Ugochukwu, as well as new signing Lesley Ugochukwu, will attend a post-tour meeting with co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart in London.
Although Pochettino has suggested at loaning them away, he has also stated that no final decisions have been made.
“When we finish the tour, we are going to sit, we are already working with the sporting directors, with Paul and Laurence, sharing ideas and we can see how we define the squad,” he said.
“They have the possibility, maybe they go on loan. At the moment, nothing is closed.”
Chelsea FC have a historical record of using the loan market to develop youthful talent, allowing them to return as more polished individuals, fetching bigger transfer costs or obtaining first-team opportunity.
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According to the Mirror, Pochettino has earned a reputation for his ability to nurture young players.
It is, however, critical to find the correct balance between promising possibilities and seasoned first-team members.
The Blues are still in talks with Monaco to sign defender Axel Disasi for a sum of £38.6 million, and they are also interested in Brighton combination Moises Caicedo and Robert Sanchez.
While Pochettino restructures his squad, numerous players have already left Stamford Bridge. Mason Mount’s unexpected transfer to Manchester United was followed by Mateo Kovacic’s move to Manchester City.