Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he is working to identify what the club needs in the January transfer window.
“I am working to identify what we need for January on the transfer market,” Pochettino said in a press conference on Friday. “I am more involved in transfers, I am on it.”
Pochettino’s increased involvement in transfers is a sign of his growing influence at Chelsea. He was appointed manager in the summer, and has quickly made his mark on the team.
Chelsea have made a strong start to the season, and are currently top of the Premier League table. However, Pochettino is aware that the club needs to strengthen in certain areas if they want to challenge for silverware.
“We need to be aware of the areas where we need to improve,” Pochettino said. “We need to be strong in every position, and we need to have a deep squad.”
Pochettino has not specified which areas he is targeting in the January transfer window. However, it is likely that he will be looking to add depth to his squad, particularly in the midfield and defence.
Chelsea have already been linked with a number of players ahead of the January window, including Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Benoit Badiashile.
It will be interesting to see how Pochettino’s increased involvement in transfers affects Chelsea’s approach in the January window. He is a known admirer of young talent, so it is possible that the Blues will look to bring in some promising youngsters in the new year.
However, Pochettino will also need to balance his desire to strengthen the squad with the need to keep the wage bill under control. Chelsea are still under a transfer embargo imposed by FIFA, and they will need to be careful not to overspend in the January window.
Overall, Pochettino’s increased involvement in transfers is a positive development for Chelsea. He is a shrewd operator in the market, and he is likely to make good decisions about who to bring in.
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