Mauricio Pochettino has started identifying January targets and claims he wants to be “more involved” in Chelsea’s recruitment operation
In another exceptional summer of spending at Stamford Bridge, when players worth over £400 million were signed and 13 full internationals were sold for just under £300 million, the Argentine played a hands-off role.
Now that Chelsea is apparently keeping an eye on a prospective move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney, he wants to be more involved. A deadline-day offer from the Blues for Club Brugge forward Antonio Nusa was also turned down.
The good news is that the relationship and communication with the sporting directors and owners are extremely excellent, Pochettino remarked when asked if he wants to sign a striker in light of Nicolas Jackson’s problems in front of goal.
“When the transfer window closed, I declared that I needed to be more involved in all choices going forward. I’ve already started looking at what we’ll need for January. Football, in my opinion, is highly dynamic and always focuses on the present; everything can change up until January. In order to try to give the team more goals and strengthen, we must now work to recover [Christopher] Nkunku and Armando Broja.
“In addition, simultaneous to developing profiles to strengthen the squad, we want to evaluate the team while it competes. However, we have undoubtedly already begun to work.
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