Mauricio Pochettino does not expect Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja, or Trevoh Chalobah to leave Chelsea before the January transfer window closes.
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The Chelsea trio remain linked with transfers away from Stamford Bridge, with the mid-season transfer window shutting at 11 p.m. on Thursday.
Since their takeover in May 2022, the Blues have spent more over £1 billion on new players. Selling academy graduates is one of the simplest methods for them to balance the books and comply with financial fair play requirements, as such sales are considered 100% profit in the eyes of regulators.
Gallagher has been almost consistent in Pochettino’s starting lineup this season, wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of Reece James, but his club may still be open to offers with only 18 months remaining on his deal.
Chelsea is also seeking to cash in on Broja, who has played 13 league games this season. West Ham, Fulham, and Wolves are all interested in signing the striker, and his current club is willing to trade him for roughly £35 million.
Meanwhile, Chalobah has missed all of this season’s games due to injury, and West Ham has been linked with his services.
Prior to Chelsea’s Premier League match against Liverpool on Wednesday, Pochettino maintained that there is ‘no news’ of the trio leaving Stamford Bridge.
Gallagher has played a crucial role under Pochettino this season (Photo: Getty).
Pochettino stated, “At the moment, no news.”
At the moment, everything is calm, serene, and soothing. I spoke with the players, not just them, but the entire team, in meetings today, and we are all satisfied with the squad’s current situation.
Last week, Pochettino compared Broja’s situation to Harry Kane’s at Tottenham a decade ago, when Pochettino was manager of the north London side.
The Chelsea boss expressed hope that the Albania international could deal with the growing speculation about his future, and he reiterated on Tuesday that a move is not currently in the cards.
I suppose we discussed that last week. He said, “Look, there’s always speculation.”
Speculation is something we must accept. There is nothing to say, and everything is tranquil. Everything is pretty quiet and relaxed here.