Chelsea in Positive Talks with Pochettino Over Managerial Role
Former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is in pole position to become the new manager of Chelsea. According to reports, the club has had positive talks with the Argentine as they look to fill the void left by Graham Potter’s sacking earlier this month. The Blues are keen to make a big splash in the transfer market this summer, and Todd Boehly, the American businessman who recently became a shareholder, is expected to discuss potential new signings and player sales with Pochettino before making a final decision.
Chelsea’s Goalkeeper Situation
One of the key concerns for Chelsea is the goalkeeper situation. Kepa Arrizabalaga has failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge, and Edouard Mendy’s future is up in the air after a disappointing campaign. As a result, both players could be sold if a new starting goalkeeper is brought in. Reports suggest that Chelsea is looking at several options, including Brentford’s David Raya, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, and Inter Milan’s Andre Onana.
Chelsea’s Talks with Inter Milan Over Onana
Recent reports suggest that Chelsea has held talks with Inter Milan chiefs about signing Onana. The Cameroonian goalkeeper is valued at £35.3million (€40million) by the Serie A champions, but Chelsea is said to be exploring the option of a swap deal involving Trevoh Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, two of the club’s fringe players. However, AC Milan is also reportedly interested in Loftus-Cheek, which could complicate matters for Chelsea.
Pochettino Gives Approval for Onana Signing
Despite the potential complications, it appears that Pochettino has given his approval for Chelsea to sign Onana this summer. The Blues are looking to mount a serious challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League next season, and the acquisition of a top-class goalkeeper could be key to their success.
It remains to be seen whether Pochettino will ultimately become the new manager of Chelsea, but there is no doubt that the club is actively looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. With several areas of the team in need of improvement, Chelsea will be hoping to make some shrewd moves in the transfer market over the coming months.