Maresca's first job as new Chelsea manager was to inform player he's up for sale

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Judging by the timeline it appears that one of, if not the first, job for Enzo Maresca as new Chelsea manager was to tell one high profile player that he is not required at Stamford Bridge. And that he is indeed up for sale. Is out of favour Blues goalkeeper Robert Sanchez worth keeping on Fulham Road? Or is the Spaniard someone who should be sold to fund another deal.

Whilst also commenting on Chelsea Football Club's official Monday announcement of Maresca as the latest boss, The Pride of London speak on another matter. There has also been some transfer speculation early on in this week. What type of signings does the Italian want and how many stars and starlets can we expect to arrive at CFC this summer during the offseason?

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After multiple media outlets claiming Maresca's arrival would be made public on Friday, a declaration actually transpired mid-afternoon Monday, June 3., the west London outfit's official website, posted information on Mauricio Pochettino's successor.

Maresca actually takes the reins of the Blues side on July 1. There is a chance that he will stay for a six-year period under the contract conditions.

CFC Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley spoke of the newly installed gaffer. Their joint statement asserted that the Italian has proven himself as an excellent coach. In addition to that, the ownership group stated that the latter is a gifted leader.

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Just before Maresca was named as new Blues boss, there was a supposed exclusive revelation on his plans to develop and evolve the Chelsea team. First of all, there is already action at the Bridge. The ex-Foxes chief has outlined his intentions with regard to certain existing players at CFC. Secondly, as expected, the 44-year-old knows which signings he wants to strengthen the lineup over the summer.

Maresca wishes a settled squad for preseason too; the suggestion is that staff are already working 24 hours a day on agreements etcetera. It is said that the priority is to bring in a goalkeeper more suited to the gaffer's system. This is bad news for current Blues stoppers Djordje Petrovic and Robert Sanchez. But, in my opinion, good news for the upcoming campaign.

With respect to Sanchez, he has reportedly already been told that he is surplus to requirements. His prospective sale would fund a replacement acquisition. Several incomings are targeted.