One of Chelsea's most sellable assets considers joining rivals while Blues want stopper

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The Pride of London explain why one of Chelsea's 'most sellable assets' would reportedly consider joining one of the Blues' main rivals. A hypothetical transfer which CFC head coach Mauricio Pochettino is said to be dead against. In addition to those stories, PoL look at the suggestion that Chels' aim to strengthen their goalkeeping department by targeting Juventus' Wojciech Szczesny, formerly of their Premier League competitor, Arsenal.

At the time of writing, the Chelsea matchday squad will be at Stamford Bridge preparing for what is sure to be an intense clash versus London club Tottenham Hotspur. These are typically feisty affairs. I'm sure everyone reading this will recall the 4-1 thrashing the Blues handed Spurs in the reverse fixture back at the start of November earlier in the current campaign.

Although, red cards for two Tottenham stars, Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie, meant that the tie favoured the visitors as early as the first half. The upcoming contest could well be closer and more competitively matched. CFC forward Nicolas Jackson will want to replicate his hat-trick of that memorable day. But Chels' will have to win without stalwart centrehalf Thiago Silva, and up-and-coming centreback Axel Disasi. Both defenders are unavailable for the game.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou sets sights on Chelsea's Conor Gallagher

Gallagher is apparently at the top of the north London team's wishlist as we await the opening of the summer transfer window. The commanding and industrious midfielder has been negotiating a new contract with Chelsea, though reports state an agreement is yet to have been reached.

Postecoglou has admired the former Crystal Palace loanee for some time now, this article asserts. There is meant to be "confidence" at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that their target can be acquired. More worryingly for the Blues fan base is the insinuation that Gallagher, in spite of a love for CFC going back to childhood, would be open to moving to Spurs.

"He [Gallagher] is said to be excited by the direction Spurs are heading in, while Chelsea, by comparison, are languishing in ninth place in the Premier League table."

Todd Boehly and Co. should get their chequebooks out and secure the player's services; selling other homegrown members of the side is preferable. That is PoL's view, anyway. Pochettino is purportedly intent on keeping one of the club's 'most sellable assets' at the Bridge, too.

Chelsea eye Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny

Are Djordje Petrovic or Robert Sanchez capable of safeguarding a top notch Premier League side? I'm unconvinced; question marks over the pair's respective distribution by feet also remain. Maybe this is why the west Londoners are ostensibly eyeing a new 'keeper: