Pochettino insists on keeping Christian Pulisic if he decides to manage Chelsea

Christian Pulisic is a forward for Chelsea, and Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to keep him there despite rumours that he might depart in the summer

According to a report on Wednesday, Pochettino and the Blues have reached a “verbal agreement” for him to take over as manager of the team at the end of the current campaign. Graham Potter, who left Brighton in September to succeed Thomas Tuchel as manager of Chelsea, was replaced by caretaker manager Frank Lampard after he only managed 12 victories out of the team’s 31 games.

Lampard has lost each of his five games while holding the reins. Additionally, Pochettino is already thinking ahead, according to an Italian website Calciomercato (via Sport Witness), which claims that the Argentine “wants to keep some players” that other managers were prepared to let go.

According to reports, Pochettino wants Christian Pulisic, who never lived up to his £58 million transfer fee, to remain at Stamford Bridge. Pulisic has been linked to both AC Milan and Real Madrid.

Along with listing some of the players he wants to keep at Chelsea, Pochettino has ‘already given his consent’ for his first acquisition, Inter Milan custodian Andre Onana, according to the former Tottenham manager. Pochettino’s contract now appears to be virtually finalised, and this week, CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs gave us a thorough update.

Graham Potter’s replacement at Chelsea, according to Jacobs’ Caught Offside columnist, Mauricio Pochettino, is in advanced negotiations. The process is advancing quickly, and as of Monday night, final discussions were in progress. Even though a contract hadn’t been issued by Chelsea as of Monday night and it wasn’t quite a done deal, there was genuine optimism on both sides that a deal would be reached.

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