Chelsea are planning an audacious bid worth £140m to pry away Tottenham Hotspur duo, Christian Eriksen and Mauricio Pochettino.
The Blues are planning on raiding the Spurs ranks in order to replace Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri, as per the Express.
The report claims that a warning has already been sent Sarri’s way to deliver Champions League football or face the danger of getting sacked. The Chelsea faithful had to undergo 2 difficult losses against Arsenal and AFC Bournemouth under the Italian manager this year.
First, the Blues got outclassed by the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates. Then, they got mercilessly taken apart by Bournemouth in a 4-0 showing at Dean Court last month.
This saw the South West London outfit drop down to only a single point’s worth of difference over top-four contenders, Manchester United. Fortunately, Arsenal found themselves at the end of a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City to move 3 points behind Chelsea.
Now it is being claimed that Pochettino’s name has already been written down in the managerial shortlist to succeed Sarri. Chelsea are not new to the process of sacking manager for the other and the former Napoli boss’ job is very much in danger after his team’s performance in the past month.
Pochettino’s exit could cost above £50m in order to break his contract with Tottenham. Eriksen is in the final 18 months of his contract just like Hazard, both of whom have been tipped to leave their respective clubs.
It is understood that if Real Madrid successfully land Hazard in the summer window, their desire to get Eriksen might lower significantly. Thus, opening up the door for Chelsea to make a swoop.