Last Monday it was confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino will be the new manager of Chelsea for next season. After a turbulent campaign with Graham Potter and Frank Lampard, a new process begins in London and there will be an interesting exodus thinking about the renewal of the squad. According to Daily Mail, there are 13! expendable players. What is the situation of Enzo Fernández?
The Blues had a sporting year to forget. After a drastic swing in the management and an impressive investment, the team failed to raise its level and irregularity reigned at Stamford Bridge. They finished 12th in the Premier League and failed to overcome Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Now, they aim to return to compete with Pochettino and in England they echo the coach's wishes. According to the British press, there is an extensive list of players who could leave in the next transfer market. Who is it?
They want to change the face of Poche's hand. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)
The 13 expendables at Chelsea
Chelsea shelled out a huge amount of money during the last transfer windows and now wants to regain a portion to reinvest. That is why he has already valued several of his players and has many others waiting to receive offers.
Who could come out in this market? (Ben STANSALL/AFP)
Daily Mail revealed a long list of players that the Blues put up for sale to add capital: Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trecho Chalobah, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kalidou Koulibaly, César Azpilicueta, N'Golo Kanté and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
So far, they have already put a price on three of their stars. Mount is coveted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, and Chelsea hopes to get around €85 million in return.
Mount, the best priced. (INA FASSBENDER / AFP)
For his part, Gallagher, one of the new appearances, is valued at 45 million euros and is closely followed by Newcastle, while Kovacic could leave for 40 million euros and has the two Manchester clubs interested.
On the other hand, they expect to get around 30 million euros for Pulisic, Mendy, Loftus-Cheek and Chalobah. Enzo Fernández was one of the high points of the team during the last semester and is surely within the consideration of Poche for what is coming.
Enzo, in the plans of Chelsea. (Reuters/John Sibley)
Pochettino's first big decision
Poche has already started to diagram his Chelsea 2023/24 and started making an important decision. Joao Felix, who arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid, will not remain at the London institution. The loan expired but the new coach asked that they do not make any economic effort to retain it.
"We have been informed that Pochettino will not have Joao Felix for Chelsea. He will return here, we will see, we have nothing planned, "said Enrique Cerezo, president of Atletico Madrid, who was already informed that they will have the Portuguese back in their squad for which they paid 120 million euros to Benfica when he was 19 years old. The young star, so far, is far from living up to the price that the Colchonero set executed for him.