Mauricio Pochettino is edging closer to receiving a huge injury boost as Christopher Nkunku steps up his recovery. The Frenchman is yet to feature for the Blues this season after sustaining a knee injury in pre-season.
Nkunku was signed for £52million from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window and Chelsea fans are eagerly anticipating the impact he can have at Stamford Bridge. Pochettino has had to cope without the France international so far, but now the 25-year-old is scheduled to return to light training in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have been touted as a potential destination for Benfica talent Joao Neves. The Blues raided the Portuguese outfit to sign Enzo Fernandez for £105million 10 months ago, and now they could be set to repeat that move by making a move to sign Neves.
Elsewhere, Ivan Toney continues to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. The Brentford star is expected to cost in the region of £60million in January as he prepares for the next step of his career after switching agents.
Christopher Nkunku set for Chelsea training return as Mauricio Pochettino handed injury boost
Chelsea star Christopher Nkunku is expected to return to light training as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury. The Frenchman is yet to feature in the Premier League for the Blues after completing a £52million move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.
Nkunku scored 16 goals and provided six assists in 25 Bundesliga appearances last term. The France international enjoyed a promising pre-season with the Blues before sustaining a knee injury that has seen him miss every game of the 2023/24 campaign so far.
However, there is optimism that Nkunku could return to action before 2024 as he steps up his recovery. According to, Si Phillips Talks Chelsea, the summer signing is splitting his time between Paris – where Nkunku is visiting specialists – and London where he continues to recover and do physio work.
The 25-year-old is close to a return to cardio work, which is a key step towards him returning to first team training. Phillips wrote: “Chelsea will soon be setting him up with light training before introducing him back in to full team training.
“They [Chelsea] will be super careful and cautious as they look to reintroduce Nkunku to training and back into the squad, but it’s sounding positive right now and the recovery is going well. We should soon be seeing him back in Chelsea training gear at the very least, and then in a matchday squad.”
Four players Chelsea could sell to fund Ivan Toney transfer as Arsenal condition revealed
Chelsea could look to raise a significant amount of funds through player sales to sign Brentford Ivan Toney in the January transfer window. The Blues are said to be keen on signing a new striker with Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja struggling to score consistently so far this season.
Mauricio Pochettino is set to take more control over Chelsea’s transfer strategy moving forward – which could see a number of current players put up for sale as he looks to build his perfect squad. A new goalkeeper, defender and striker are all reportedly on the Blues’ agenda ahead of January following the club’s £350million summer spending spree.
Player sales will be necessary for Chelsea to abide Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations after the West London outfit have spent over £1billion since Todd Boehly’s arrival at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal must sell players before they can pursue a deal to sign Toney too following their £200million spend in the summer.
Tottenham are still on the search for a permanent striker replacement after Harry Kane left the club to join Bayern Munich. football.london takes a look at four Chelsea players that could be sold in January to raise funds to sign Ivan Toney.
Mauricio Pochettino plots Enzo Fernandez transfer trick repeat as Chelsea face Man Utd battle
Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be plotting a move to sign Benfica starlet Joao Neves. The Blues raided the Portuguese outfit in January as they completed a deal to sign Enzo Fernandez for a then-British record transfer fee.
The World Cup winner has become a crucial player at Stamford Bridge and is now showing his true talent alongside £115million summer signing Moises Caicedo. Mauricio Pochettino is slowly turning things around at Chelsea and the Argentine manager is set to take more control over the club’s transfer strategy ahead of the January transfer window.
As Enzo Fernandez edges closer to completing his first year at the Blues – it seems Chelsea are now planning to repeat the same trick that saw them sign the Argentine midfielder by looking to sign another Benfica talent, according to a report from TEAMtalk. Many will feel that there are other areas of the squad that need strengthening – especially with Romeo Lavia still yet to make his official debut for the Blues…..CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>