Chelsea news: Mauricio Pochettino confirms transfer plan amid major Ivan Toney twist


Your morning Chelsea digest on Sunday, August 27.

Mauricio Pochettino agrees with Gary Neville as Chelsea transfer plans confirmed

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has agreed with Gary Neville that his squad still needs 'balance'. The Blues picked up their first win of the new Premier League season on Friday night after beating Luton Town 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson led the way in attack with Enzo Fernandez controlling the game from midfield. Pochettino still wants two more signings before the summer transfer window closes - with a new goalkeeper and versatile forward on the club's agenda.

Chelsea are expected to sign goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic from New England Revolution after the youngster completed a medical earlier this week. The Blues have agreed a deal with the MLS club – believed to be around £12.5million, plus another £1.5million in add-ons.

Speaking after the win against Luton, Pochettino confirmed Chelsea's transfer plans for the final six days of the summer window. “We want a goalkeeper and an offensive player more, but the right profile — one who can play all across the line," the Chelsea boss said.

“It's what we need to provide the team with good balance in different areas," he added. Neville has agreed that Pochettino needs to find the right balance in his squad.

The former Manchester United defender believes the Blues must sign another new forward in order to help the likes of Sterling and Jackson flourish. "I think the balance needs working on," Neville toldSky Sports.

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Ivan Toney transfer latest as Chelsea handed huge twist

Brentford striker Ivan Toney could be set for a huge transfer in January with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham interested in the English striker.

Toney has recently changed agents whilst serving his eight-month ban from football. The England international established himself as one of the Premier League's best centre-forwards last term, registering 20 league goals and four assists. has rounded up everything that has been reported on the prolific frontman's future.

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Romelu Lukaku Chelsea transfer latest as Roma open talks over loan deal

Chelsea have reluctantly accepted they may have to loan Romelu Lukaku out for the 2023/24 campaign. The Belgian striker could be set for a shock switch to Roma before the end of the transfer window.

Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new striker before deadline day and could now help his old team out by signing Lukaku on loan. The Blues are desperate to get Lukaku's wages off their books after his dream £97.5million return to Stamford Bridge quickly turned into a nightmare.

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the situation with the Belgium international has not changed since he arrived at the club - with Lukaku keen on leaving the club. Here, has the latest on his exit.

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