Two players linked with Chelsea exit amid Pochettino's sudden exit

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Mauricio Pochettino's sudden exit from Chelsea has sent shockwaves through the football world, leaving the futures of Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah in question. The Argentine manager's departure, after just one season at the helm, has sparked speculation about the direction of the club and the potential impact on the playing squad.

Pochettino's tenure at Chelsea was marked by a sixth-place finish in the Premier League and reported disagreements with the club's hierarchy over player recruitment. His exit has now fuelled rumours that Gallagher and Chalobah could be among the players set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

Former Chelsea centre-back Jason Cundy believes the club could be open to selling the duo, with Tottenham Hotspur emerging as a potential destination.

Gallagher, who played 50 games for Chelsea this season, and Chalobah, who missed many games due to injury, were both highly regarded by Pochettino. The manager's exit has cast doubt over their future roles at the club, with Chelsea's hierarchy reportedly keen to move them on.

As per HITC, Tottenham Hotspur have been quick to express their interest in the Chelsea duo, with Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou looking to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming season. The North London club have reportedly held talks with Chelsea regarding Chalobah and could launch a formal proposal in the coming weeks.

Sources suggest that a deal for Chalobah would be around £30 million, including add-ons, while Gallagher could command a fee of around £50 million. The potential double swoop could see Tottenham spend around £80 million to secure the services of the versatile players.

Pochettino's departure has created a sense of uncertainty at Chelsea, with players unsure of their future roles under a new manager. The club's hierarchy has been criticised for their handling of the situation, with some suggesting that the instability could lead to an exodus of talent.

Gallagher and Chalobah, both highly rated by Pochettino, may now seek new challenges elsewhere as they look to secure regular first-team football. The prospect of working under Postecoglou at Tottenham could prove enticing, with the Australian manager known for his attacking style of play and ability to develop young talent.

As the transfer window approaches, the futures of Gallagher and Chalobah remain uncertain. Chelsea's hierarchy will need to act quickly to either secure their long-term futures at the club or see the two players leave.

The departure of Mauricio Pochettino has created a ripple effect throughout Chelsea, with the futures of several key players now hanging in the balance. The club's ability to navigate this period of uncertainty will be crucial in determining their success in the coming seasons, both on and off the pitch.