Pochettino picks midfielder Chelsea should sign

Mauricio Pochettino to makes Barcelona star his first signing after unveiling as Chelsea manager

Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, reportedly wants the Blues to make a move for €80million rated Real Madrid midfielder, Federico Valverde.

According to El Nacional, Pochettino is eager to sign Valverde as he looks to bolster his midfield this summer.

The likes of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic both look to be heading out of Chelsea, leaving Pochettino short of numbers.

It will reportedly cost Chelsea £70-80 million to persuade Real Madrid to sit down and discuss a deal for Valverde.

The Uruguayan was in fine form during the 2022/23 season, scoring 12 goals and registering seven assists in 56 games across competitions for Los Blancos.

The report added that Chelsea have reportedly already contacted Valverde’s camp to make their interest known.

They have informed the Uruguayan that he will be an undisputed starter for Pochettino’s men.

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