Sometimes it seems the European media make claims they really don’t know the size of. Some of the rivalries in the Premier League may not be as well known beyond our shores, and that obviously has an impact.
So, when El Confidencial made one of their latest claims they probably didn’t know quite the impact such a move could have. The Spanish media outlet, who it must be said aren’t one of the craziest rumour pushers in the country, believe Mauricio Pochettino could be moving to Chelsea.
It’s all from a Real Madrid perspective and pushed on by Pochettino’s quotes after the FA Cup semi-final in which he suggested he may not be the man who takes Tottenham forward.
The Spurs coach is apparently growing tired of waiting for a concrete Real Madrid approach and would be considering a move to Chelsea.
That sounds unthinkable. Tottenham and Chelsea have a healthy hatred, and Pochettino surely wouldn’t do that to fans who has worshipped him. Then there’s the simple fact Tottenham would surely laugh off any attempt from Chelsea.
Nevertheless, it’s claimed Roman Abramovich has chosen Poch as he chief target to take over from Antonio Conte, and informed his closest circle to get the manager ‘without delay’.
This one would rock the Premier League, but it obviously seems very unlikely.
What Antonio Conte and Chelsea have made of Tammy Abraham’s loan spell at Swansea City so far
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists Tammy Abraham’s spell at Swansea City was the right move for his career and that he will one day become an ‘important’ player for the Blues in the future.
The 20-year-old has had a mixed time with the Swans, with goals hard to come by compared to his stunning spell in the Championship with Bristol City during the previous campaign.
Abraham has netted five Premier League goals, making 15 league starts and another 13 substitute appearances, as the Swans continue to battle against relegation.
The England international will not be able to play against his parent club, Chelsea, when the two teams meet tomorrow evening, but Conte believes his time in Swansea will be invaluable for him.
“This is an important experience for Tammy,” Conte said. “I think for him this season is very important for his development. He’s playing, not with regularity but he’s playing.
“I think this is right for his experience, to improve his experience and confidence. Then we’ll see for the future, what will happen. For sure, Tammy is a Chelsea player and it will be an important player for the future.”