Reports have claimed that Mauricio Pochettino has one demand for what needs to happen at Chelsea if he becomes the new manager.

According to the Mail Online, the Argentine is keen to join the club if a number of first team players are sold in order to make the squad size far more manageable next season.

The plethora of players in the squad has not gone unnoticed this season, after two extremely prominent transfer windows since Todd Boehly took over.

Pochettino will also be safe in the knowledge that the team is still going to be getting even bigger, when Christopher Nkunku, Malo Gusto, Ian Maatsen and Levi Colwill join up with the first team.

This will leave a big task for the higher ups at Stamford Bridge in order to get good money for some of the players who can be deemed not good enough for where Chelsea want to be in the coming seasons.

Pochettino wants players sold

However, there will also be an eye on players’ contracts, with Mason Mount notably unwilling to commit to a new deal.

With him about to enter the final year on his current contract, it is likely he will be sold this summer if an agreement cannot be reached.

Players coming through the academy will hold a lot of value if the Blues choose to sell them this season.

Conor Gallagher is one of those players who was subject of a big-money offer back in January, and will surely be one of the members of the squad the club may look to sacrifice in order to clear room in the dressing room.

The likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek have also already been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with him perhaps set for a transfer abroad.

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