Chelsea have been tipped to bear a rebuild with Mateo Kovacic and Edouard Mendy’s futures on the membership doubtful, as per journalist Simon Phillips.
The Blues have made a topsy-turvy begin to the season however have come off the boil below Graham Potter.
Potter had began his reign after succeeding Thomas Tuchel on 8 September in nice style.
The English tactician oversaw six wins and three attracts in his first 9 fixtures in cost at Stamford Bridge.
Nonetheless, a 4-1 defeat in opposition to former aspect Brighton & Hove Albion and a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal has make clear the problems throughout the squad.
A rebuild is tipped to ensue and with that, Mendy, 30, and Kovacic, 28, are each critically contemplating their futures at Chelsea.
Mendy arrived in west London from French outfit Stade Rennais in 2020 for £22 million.
The Senegalese shot-stopper made an excellent begin to life at Stamford Bridge, maintaining 25 clear sheets in 45 appearances within the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
He was additionally named UEFA’s ‘Goalkeeper of the Yr’ because the Blues secured Champions League glory.
Nonetheless, errors crept into Mendy’s sport all through the final season.
Maybe none extra so than his outing in Chelsea’s elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in a 5-4 mixture defeat to eventual winners Actual Madrid.
Mendy has made 9 appearances this season, maintaining one clear sheet however has been displaced as first-choice keeper by Kepa Arrizabalaga below Potter.
He has three years left on his present cope with the Blues.
In the meantime, Kovacic joined Chelsea completely in 2019 from Madrid for £40.25 million following a mortgage spell with the membership within the 2018-19 season.
He has made 15 appearances this season, scoring one objective and offering an help.
Nonetheless, 9 of these have been as a starter, and he could also be one of some midfielders who depart shortly with two years left on his contract.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are each coming into the ultimate months of their offers at Stamford Bridge, expiring subsequent summer time.
Chelsea have acquired a lift of their pursuit of AC Milan ahead Rafael Leao
Chelsea are eager on Milan’s Leao, who has been in red-hot kind for the Rossoneri this season.
Sky Italia studies that Milan are having difficulties agreeing to a brand new cope with the Portuguese ahead resulting from his wage calls for and curiosity from throughout Europe.
Leao is reportedly demanding wages of £170,000-a-week and has modified company which has solely additional difficult issues.
He has made 16 appearances throughout competitions, scoring six targets and offering 9 assists.
Leao was a part of the Milan aspect that gained the Serie A title final season.
Potter beforehand lauded the Portuguese teen, saying:
“I have been actually impressed with Rafael Leao each time I’ve watched Milan video games, he is a high participant. By way of what occurs sooner or later, who is aware of whether or not he can do that in Premier League or not. He is received the potential, for certain.”