Chelsea have a busy summer ahead of them, and they will be eager to prove their worth in the transfer market so that Mauricio Pochettino can lead the Blues to greater heights.
The Premier League transfer market begins in less than a week, and things are already heating up for Chelsea. As the Blues try to construct a squad that Mauricio Pochettino can lead to glory, there is a lot of work to be done in terms of ‘Income And Outgoing’ players.
Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and N’Golo Kante are all expected to depart their current teams, and the west London club is aiming to bring in Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo to support Enzo Fernandez in the middle of the park. It will be crucial to reduce the squad.
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Frank Lampard, when returned to Stamford Bridge, spotted that the sheer number of players to manage was a huge challenge. The caretaker manager went on to imply that his players were dissatisfied. Chelsea just cannot afford another season like this.
Lampard explained: “The squad has been too deep and that’s the biggest challenge I’ve found day to day. Coming in and trying to work with big numbers and players that are maybe a little bit, for whatever reason, disillusioned, for right or wrong, that they’re not playing or they might be leaving. Those situations can be sorted out now and they have to be.”
As well as the aforementioned players, Kante is leaving, the Frenchman has completed a medical in London ahead of his expected move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic seal deals away from west London. The former to Saudi Arabia and the latter perhaps to AC Milan.
Having completed some business with the Serie A club, the Blues are able to persuade them to release Mike Maignan. The Frenchman will quickly fit into a backline that includes players from the same country, including Malo Gusto, Benoit Badiashile, and Wesley Fofana, as well as Trevoh Chalobah and Thiago Silva, who have experience in Ligue 1.
Of course, the midfield will need some help, and Moises Caicedo shows up without forcing Levi Colwill to go the other way. Then Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley enter into negotiations with Inter Milan to fulfill the club’s third requirement.
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