‘PSG, no. Arsenal, no.’ – Luis Enrique won’t be going to Paris this summer or taking over from Arsene Wenger, report Mundo Deportivo on Friday.
Thomas Tuchel is all set to become PSG’s new manager, and whilst the Catalan newspaper claim Arsenal ‘will replace Wenger’ at the end of the season, they don’t think it’ll be Enrique taking over.
So, as it stands, that ‘leaves the one which was first option’. Chelsea.
The former Barcelona manager has been repeatedly linked with Chelsea in recent months, with several claims of an agreement being in place. Those claims drifted off and Enrique slipped out of the consciousness for the Chelsea job, with other managers coming more into focus.
But Mundo Deportivo believe the move to Stamford Bridge could still be on this summer, as Roman Abramovich looks for an Antonio Conte replacement.
Chelsea managerial reports at the moment are such a circus that it would be no surprise if the club themselves haven’t yet decided on the man they want to take over from Conte.
Whilst a lot of the links make sense, a lot of it has felt like educated guesswork presented as something more serious.
And that’s what this could be, an assumption.
€22m Mexican wide man could make a huge difference to Chelsea’s stale attack
There are two things we know about Chelsea’s summer transfer plans. Firstly, they will be looking to upgrade their squad in attack. Secondly, the club are no longer buying players from the very top bracket.
That’s why PSV winger Hirving Lozano would be such a great choice for the club.
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The Mexican has long been talked about as a potential star, and his move to Europe has worked out extremely well so far. He’s been a star in the Netherlands, and already looks ready for the next step.
Transfermarkt has his value listed at €22m, which is pretty hopeful. But even if he were to cost double that, Chelsea would be getting good value in the current market.
As a potential Pedro replacement he would bring dynamism and pace in wide areas to a team that’s looked toothless at times this season, especially against teams sitting deep and playing on the counter.