Mauricio Pochettino has agreed to become the next head coach of Chelsea, and his summer wishlist has started to emerge with Chelsea transfer fees. The 51-year-old Argentinean has reached an agreement to take over at Stamford Bridge after the current season ends. Chelsea may announce the appointment next week after his contract is signed and the final procedures are completed.
According to the Telegraph, Pochettino will lead Chelsea for the next three years. However, he will only officially take over when the 2022/23 season ends. Currently, Frank Lampard is still in the role of interim coach.
It will be a busy summer in west London as owner Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital join forces with Pochettino to undertake a squad overhaul after a disappointing 2022/23 season. Daily Mail reports that Chelsea wants to strengthen in the goalkeeper, midfield, and striker positions this summer, and Chelsea transfer targets have been revealed.
Firstly, Chelsea needs a new goalkeeper. The one that Pochettino wants to bring to The Blues is Emiliano Martinez. The Argentine goalkeeper has shone for Aston Villa as well as the national team. He is definitely the top choice in goal at Stamford Bridge and could replace Kepa Arrizabalaga or Edouard Mendy.
The next target for The Blues is Pablo Martin Paez Gavira, also known as Gavi. The Barca prodigy will face a difficult situation to resolve. Love or money? Because if he stays at Barcelona, the 18-year-old player will have to adjust his wages to help the club meet salary limits and thereby address his issues with the Financial Fair Play Law.
On the other hand, if he joins Chelsea, Gavi will certainly receive a hefty salary but will have to adapt to a new football environment. Recently, Gavi’s representative Ivan de la Pena has been flying to London to resolve the young midfielder’s future. Will he become Chelsea FC latest transfer news done deals in 2023?
On the attacking front, Chelsea has agreed to sign Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig. But Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is the “most coveted target” of the Stamford Bridge club. Victor Osimhen is also of interest, but The Blues will have to compete with many other big clubs.
Alexis Mac Allister is the next name on Pochettino’s list – one of the players from the Argentine national team who made a name for himself at the 2022 World Cup. Although the latest information puts him closer to Liverpool, Chelsea will not easily give up. Brighton is expected to demand around £50 million for the World Cup champion. If this contract is successful, he will be one of Chelsea most expensive signings in history.
In addition, Pochettino is said to want to persuade Mason Mount to stay at the club. The English midfielder has only one year left on his contract and has not yet agreed to Chelsea’s renewal offer. The new coach of The Blues will also decide the future of Romelu Lukaku, who was loaned from Inter during the 2022/23 season.
Mauricio Pochettino certainly understands the Premier League very well, having previously led Tottenham to the Champions League final and Premier League runners-up. The Argentine coach is expected to awaken a “sleeping giant” like Chelsea.
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