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Chelsea Eye Summer Overhaul with Goalkeeper and Striker Targets

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In the wake of subdued January window, Chelsea are preparing for a summer spending spree to address areas of concern. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly setting his sights on reinforcing the goalkeeping position and adding attacking firepower to the squad.

The Blues experienced a quiet January, failing to secure any new signings due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) constraints.

However, with an eye on the transfer market, Chelsea are poised to break its own record with a substantial investment. Last summer, owner Todd Boehly spent over £320 million on transfers, and the upcoming window promises to be no different.

The goalkeeper search for Chelsea

Pochettino is reportedly targeting AC Milan’s goalkeeper, Mike Maignan, as the primary focus. Despite a quiet January window, Chelsea’s determination to strengthen its goalkeeping options sees the Argentinian manager identifying Maignan as a top priority.

The 28-year-old has been in stellar form for AC Milan in Serie A, catching the attention of several European clubs. However, with Maignan’s contract running until 2026, Milan are demanding a hefty fee in excess of £70 million, potentially requiring Chelsea to break their own transfer record to secure the goalkeeper’s services.

In the pre-season, Chelsea signed Robert Sanchez from Brighton, but the goalkeeper has been under scrutiny for struggling to make a lasting impression and is currently sidelined due to injury.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who moved to Chelsea in 2018 for a record £72 million, is on loan at Real Madrid. He expresses his desire to stay beyond the temporary deal. However, Spanish reports suggest Real Madrid might not make the move permanent.

In addition to shoring up the defensive ranks, Chelsea continues to be linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian forward has a £103 million release clause in his contract, which could be activated at the end of the 2023/24 campaign. Osimhen, open to a move to the English Premier League, would add significant firepower to Chelsea’s attacking options.

With the summer transfer window approaching, Chelsea seems poised to make strategic moves to address key areas of concern. Pochettino’s focus on a new goalkeeper and a potential move for Osimhen highlights the club’s determination to reinforce its squad for the challenges ahead.

As Chelsea prepare for the summer, fans eagerly await the unveiling of new additions that could shape the team’s fortunes.

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