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Mauricio Pochettino Sets Sights on £120m Champions League Final Stars for Chelsea



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Mauricio Pochettino has £120m Champions League final scouting mission for Chelsea at tonight’s UEFA Champions League final.

Despite the domestic season concluding weeks ago, attention has already shifted to the upcoming 2023/24 campaign.

However, due to the FIFA World Cup disrupting club football in November and December, this season’s final in Istanbul falls unusually late in June.


The highly anticipated clash features Manchester City squaring off against Italian giants Inter Milan in a mouth-watering encounter.

The stakes are high, with either team poised to achieve historic milestones. Manchester City aims to cap off a near-perfect season with a treble triumph.

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Amidst the unique circumstances surrounding this year’s final, newly appointed Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has a keen interest in the Istanbul showpiece.

It is believed that the Argentine is eyeing a goalkeeper, defender, and attacker for the summer transfer window, and this final presents an opportunity for him to personally scout two potential targets.

Chelsea has shown interest in Inter Milan’s Andre Onana and Lautaro Martinez in recent weeks. While no official move has been authorized by club owner Todd Boehly, decisions are expected to be made following the final.


The Blues have set their sights on Onana as a potential new number-one goalkeeper, impressed by his stellar performances in the Champions League.

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The Cameroon international has kept eight clean sheets in 12 games this season, the highest tally in the competition.


Chelsea has reportedly made four swap offers involving Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, and Kalidou Koulibaly to Inter, all of which were rejected.

It is understood that a price tag of £52 million will be presented to Todd Boehly in the coming days, potentially making Onana the joint-record transfer for a goalkeeper, matching Thibaut Courtois’ fee.

On the other hand, Martinez has emerged as a recent target for Chelsea. According to 90min, the Blues have joined Real Madrid and Manchester United in the race to secure the services of the World Cup winner.


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Sources indicate that Martinez is likely to depart Inter Milan following the final, after delivering his best season with the club.

With a market value of €100 million (£85 million) according to CIES Football Observatory, Martinez has recorded an impressive tally of 21 goals and seven assists in Serie A this season. Only Victor Osimhen has outscored him, finding the net 26 times.


Chelsea’s interest in Martinez has been a recurring theme in previous transfer windows, but this summer could bring a new dynamic.

Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell at Inter is ending this week, leaving his future in London uncertain. This situation provides an opportunity for Chelsea to potentially offer Lukaku as part of a package deal.

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Both Onana and Martinez are expected to feature from the start at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium tonight.

Their performances will not only shape the outcome of the final but also offer Chelsea a firsthand demonstration of why they are worth the substantial investment.

As Mauricio Pochettino keenly observes this Champions League showdown, he will be evaluating whether these two players have the potential to bolster Chelsea’s squad and contribute to their future success.


The final could prove decisive in shaping the direction of Chelsea’s transfer plans and determining the club’s aspirations for the upcoming season.

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