Pochettino have chosen his own Chelsea striker he will sign and it is not Osimhen; Good news is Chelsea will not pay.
Pochettino have decided that he will be bringing back Lukaku from Inter Milan to Chelsea also noting the fact that he knows how to bring out the best in the striker and also the fact that he has been very very good at Inter Milan now and also averaging a goal per match at least.
Pochettino is interested in reuniting with Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi. PSG are planning a squad rebuild ahead of next season and Hakimi is one of the players likely to be put up for sale.
Pochettino has also made a big decision on Chelsea’s striker situation, according to The Telegraph. They reveal that he is willing to hand Romelu Lukaku a ‘lifeline’ by giving the Belgian opportunities at the start of the 2023-24 campaign.
Lukaku, who is back at Inter Milan on loan, made it clear he did not want to return to Chelsea while Thomas Tuchel was in charge. But a lot has changed since then, with Inter deciding against signing him permanently after a difficult season in Italy.
And Pochettino has told Chelsea officials of his intention to bring Lukaku back into the fold. When the attacker returns from his loan spell, he will then have to decide whether he wants to take Pochettino up on this offer or push for a permanent exit anyway.
Pochettino goes for Lukaku over Osimhen
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. But after spending £600million in the last two transfer windows, they may struggle to spend the necessary £132m on Osimhen without breaking Financial Fair Play regulations.
Pochettino will be well aware of these issues. Instead of going after a new striker, he thinks Lukaku has all the attributes and experience needed to lead his forward line and get Chelsea back to where they should be in the Premier League.