As Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of Chelsea midfield reformation. A series of transformations are expected to take place within the squad this summer. With a bloated roster that needs trimming down before the upcoming season. Numerous players are linked with potential exits.
The club aims to strike a balance within the squad while also addressing financial considerations and managing contract situations across the team. The central midfield positions emerge as a focal point for these changes, as Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, and Conor Gallagher all find themselves surrounded by transfer rumors and the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge.
As Chelsea looks to initiate the much-needed midfield rework under new management. The potential departures of players like Jorginho in January could be due to the likes of Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, and Conor Gallagher. While Manuel Ugarte was initially in consideration as an option for Chelsea. He ultimately chose to join PSG, prompting the club to shift their focus elsewhere.
Chelsea and their ambitions
The primary target for the Blues appears to be Moises Caicedo, the talented midfielder from Brighton. According to football. London, Chelsea holds the 21-year-old Ecuadorian in high priority and is confident in securing a deal for his services. Additionally, the longstanding interest in West Ham’s captain, Declan Rice, continues to be a factor in Chelsea’s midfield planning.
Recent reports suggest that Chelsea is unlikely to submit a bid for Declan Rice. But they could potentially disrupt Arsenal’s pursuit of the player in the upcoming weeks. While the acquisition of Rice, alongside Enzo Fernandez. Would require a significant investment, it could form a midfield combination for the future.
However, for this rebuild to take place, departures from the current squad are necessary. The first step in that direction seems to be imminent, as ESPN reports that Mateo Kovacic is nearing a move to Manchester City. Personal terms have already been in agreement upon with the Croatian international. Who has only one year left on his contract.
The transfer fee for Kovacic is to be around £34.2 million, providing a useful influx of funds for Chelsea as they continue their squad overhaul during the transfer window. It remains to be seen if other players will follow Kovacic’s departure in what is in expectation to be a busy summer for both incoming and outgoing transfers at the club.
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