Express Sport understands that a midfielder is also high on Chelsea’s agenda, even despite reports that N’Golo Kante is set to renew his contract with the club. Declan Rice, Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia and Manu Kone from Borussia Monchengladbach have all been shortlisted as potential signings.
As it has been documented since Pochettino was lined up for the job, he will be tasked with overseeing a flurry of departures from the club to reduce their bloated squad size.
Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy and Mateo Kovacic are only some of the names expected to leave this summer as Boehly aims to raise funds to help ease concerns over Financial Fair Play. Then there are players out on loan such as Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu who face uncertain futures.