Although Mauricio Pochettino has yet to be officially announced as the new Chelsea manager, the Argentine is already deep in discussions about the club’s summer transfer plans.
It is reported that the Argentine has identified a striker and a new goalkeeper as priority signings, whilst he has already made his feelings clear about which players he wants to trim from the bloated squad that he has inherited.
Already the club is under pressure to reduce its payroll to ensure that it stays within FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines.
One player that he wants to keep is Mason Mount, who is out of contract at the end of next season and remains a target for Liverpool.
After months of deadlock between the two sides over a new deal for the England international, Pochettino is hoping that, even at this late stage, his arrival at Stamford Bridge could yet persuade Mount to put pen to paper.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.