Chelsea are inching closer to hiring Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, according to the Independent.
The Blues’ talks with Pochettino accelerated this week, with co-owner Todd Boehly leading the negotiations.
They have been discussing transfer market dealings, which will be a key focus of the club’s activity this summer.
Chelsea have spent over £600 million in the last two transfer windows and must trim their squad.
The Blues are in danger of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and must balance the books.
Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann are out of the running for the job, leaving the way clear for Pochettino to be appointed.
However, Chelsea’s accelerated talks with Pochettino do not guarantee he will be their new boss.
The Blues still want to do their due diligence to find a manager that fits the club’s long-term vision.
Chelsea fans do not see things that way. Many people fear the new owners have annoyed first-choice targets Enrique and Nagelsmann.
Pochettino’s connection to Tottenham Hotspur is another worry, while his tactical acumen is questionable.
Chelsea claimed Nagelsmann was never their top choice, but media outlets in German suggest he had doubts about the club’s sporting vision.
All Chelsea roads lead to Pochettino, and he will most likely get the job in the coming weeks.
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