According to The Daily Star, Mauricio Pochettino will reject any approach from Chelsea for his services.
Roman Abramovich wants the Argentine as successor to Antonio Conte, who is set to leave the club after Saturday’s FA Cup Final against Manchester United.
Pochettino of course hinted his future hinges on transfer funds after we once again finished trophy-less but in third place in the Premier League adding that he wanted chairman Daniel Levy and the club needed to “take risks and be brave” to win trophies.
Pochettino’s words have been seen as his way of calling for the north Londoners to spend big in the transfer market this summer and pay top wages to keep their established stars, however it is now believed Levy is ready to back Pochettino and that Chelsea’s advances will be rejected by the 46-year-old, who is happy at Spurs and keen to carry on his project of next season’s move into the new stadium.
The article adds that Chelsea will have to look elsewhere, but they do seem to be cooling their interest in Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. The Blues would have to pay Juventus a compensation fee to lure Allegri away, and they are reluctant to fork out extra money on top of the Conte’s severance package.
So this story seems like it’s being extinguished quicker than it emerged. Do you think Levy will back Pochettino in the transfer market and when it comes to keeping the players he wants? Let us know your thoughts
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