Pochettino says he wants to be 'more involved' in Chelsea's transfers

Mauricio Pochettino suggests he wants to be ‘more involved’ in Chelsea’s transfer strategy after £400m summer spend leaves the Blues light in attack

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  • Blues are yet to find form after spending £400m in the summer transfer window
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Mauricio Pochettino has said he is already assessing potential targets as he looks to take a greater involvement in Chelsea’s transfer business. 

Chelsea spent more than £400million on new signings in the summer after Pochettino was appointed in May. 

The Blues also brought in more than £300million worth of player sales, and the former Spurs boss has confirmed that he expects the club to be active again in the January transfer window.

Pochettino said: ‘The good thing is the relationship and communication is very good with the sporting directors and owners.

‘When the transfer window closed I said I need to be more involved now in all the decisions. 

Mauricio Pochettino wants to take a greater involvement in Chelsea’s transfer business

They spent more than £400m on players – including a British record £115m on Moises Caicedo

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‘I have started to work to identify what we need for January.’ 

A particular area of concern for the five-time Premier League champions has been a lack of potency in attack. 

Chelsea have found the net just five times in their first six league fixtures this term, with only Luton Town and Burnley scoring fewer. 

New signing Nicolas Jackson has struggled to take chances when they have fallen to him, and is suspended for Monday’s trip to Fulham. 

Christopher Nkunku and Armando Broja have played less than 20 minutes of football between them this season due to injury.

Pochettino hinted it is an area of the pitch that Chelsea will look to strengthen in January, yet also stressed the importance of nurturing Nkunku and Broja back to full fitness.

He said: ‘I think football is very dynamic and it is about the present always, things can change until January. 

‘Now, we need to work to recover [Christopher] Nkunku and Armando Broja to try to provide the team with more goals and become solid.

Nicolas Jackson scored just his second Chelsea goal in the Carabao Cup victory against Brighton but is suspended for Monday’s Premier League trip to Fulham

Pochettino has stressed the importance of welcoming Christopher Nkunku and Armando Broja back in to the squad 

‘Also, parallel to identifying or finding profiles to improve the team, the way we want to assess the team during the competition. But, of course, we have already started to work.’

Jackson notched the winner against Brighton in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, scoring Chelsea’s first goal in the month of September in the process.

The Blues will now be hoping to put an end to a three-match winless run in the league when they take on west London rivals Fulham.  


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