Pochettino makes decision to keep player as Chelsea target Man City star

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Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly made the decision to keep an important player at Stamford Bridge for 2024/25. But there is a slight problem with the Blues midfielder at present. Meanwhile, the west London outfit are targeting a Manchester City star in what will be a shocking and headline-grabbing story if genuine. As always, The Pride of London discuss news and provide views for the CFC fan base.

First of all, let's talk about Conor Gallagher. The current Chelsea captain has enjoyed his season overall. Gallagher's been one of few standouts alongside Cole Palmer and Malo Gusto, at times. The England international is required at Chels', as we see it here at PoL: his dynamism, commitment and quality would be sorely missed.

Thankfully, Pochettino is said to wish for the 24-year-old to extend his time with the Blues. Obviously the Argentine sees what supporters see in his leader, like with departing defensive Brazilian great Thiago Silva. Yet outlets are negatively reporting on Gallagher's situation, to be fair, because a new contract hasn't transpired as of yet.

The latter's situation is described as being in "limbo", with no certainty in the media or at CFC regarding what is in his near future. Will the Blues cash in on the homegrown talent? In fact, rival Premier League clubs are said to be "encouraged" by a lack of clarity concerning a deal extension for the midfield dynamo. The 'lack of a breakthrough has buoyed' sides monitoring the Three Lions squad member, multiple stories assert.

This matter is best handled quickly to settle the athlete whilst allowing 'Poch' to complete his own side. However, it is alleged that even Pochettino himself is unsure just how much influence he will have during Chelsea's upcoming transfer window.

Chelsea are supposedly eyeing a deal for Manchester City winger Jack Grealish - is the claim legit? And would the former Aston Villa man help the Blues and improve on what talent is already on Fulham Road?

Would Grealish make the Chelsea starting XI better? He'd definitely strengthen the depth of the roster. If the Citizen was allowed to play for the Blues in the style he did at Villa, and not as restrained as he is at City - he'd be a magnificent addition at the Bridge.

But doesn't CFC moving for the Englishman seem fanciful? Not in journalist Simon Phillips' opinion, following Grealish's renewed links to the Villans.