Mauricio Pochettino to offload another 4 stars
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino is planning to part ways with four more players: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech, and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Among these names, Lukaku and Hudson-Odoi were sent out on loan last season, while Aubameyang and Ziyech failed to make a significant impact on the field. This move will help Chelsea ensure financial fairness and free up significant wages, paving the way for new signings.
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PSG targets Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga
According to L’Equipe, PSG’s new manager, Luis Enrique, has set his sights on goalkeeper Kepa, competing with Gianluigi Donnarumma for the upcoming season. The source reveals that Enrique was not impressed with the Italian goalkeeper’s performance last season and wants to bring in another quality goalkeeper. With Keylor Navas looking to leave Parc des Princes, acquiring Kepa would strengthen PSG’s squad depth.
Chelsea shows interest in Lyon’s Rayan Cherki
Chelsea has entered negotiations with Lyon for the signing of Rayan Cherki. The 19-year-old player is a product of Lyon’s youth academy and scored 4 goals with 6 assists in Ligue 1 last season. He also stood out as one of the promising players in the French U21 team during the recently concluded UEFA European U21 Championship. Chelsea’s scouts have closely monitored the young Lyon player and hold his talent in high regard. Reports suggest that Lyon demands a minimum of £50 million for their star. However, The Guardian states that Lyon wants to keep Rayan Cherki and will not let him leave this summer.
Chelsea and Lukaku agree to part ways
Lukaku will not join Chelsea’s pre-season training, and both parties have reached an agreement on this matter. Previously, new manager Pochettino expressed his expectation for all players to return and meet him at the office for introductions, including Lukaku. Everyone involved agreed that it is in the best interest of the Belgian striker to depart. Lukaku desires to join Inter Milan, disregarding interest from Saudi Arabia. Chelsea hopes that delaying Lukaku’s return will provide more time for clubs to find a solution.
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