Will Chelsea become a selling club? Here’s the player each of the other Big Six should sign


Chelsea is entering a new era. Final offers to buy the Blues were made on Friday, with the future of the European champions now in the hands of the British government.

It’s safe to assume that the club may well change the way it operates in the future. The days of colossal spending may also be over: not many owners like to invest their money in their team. Should Chelsea sell their best players? May be. But they would never sell to their rivals.

…But… imagine if they did…

Arsenal: Mason Mount

Arsenal would love to be the richest team in North London, wouldn’t they? As a reward for Ashley Cole, they’d like to trap one of the biggest names in the Blues – and they don’t come much bigger than Mason Mount.

Of course, Chelsea would never let him cross London and Mount probably wouldn’t like the idea that much either. But that doesn’t mean he’s not perfect for the Gunners. Inherently creative, a mature sense of positioning and the ability to step forward and make things happen from the LCM position of a 4-3-3.

He could take this team to another level. Don’t expect too much, Arsenal.

Liverpool: Jorginho

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OK, this one is a little more realistic. Not this a lot though…

Jorginho is a metronome for Chelsea and Italy. Perfect for recycling possession, slowing down the tempo and occasionally scoring a penalty. As the battles between the Blues and the Reds show, he was present to calm the debates: see the match just after Christmas between the two.

What if he did it on the other side? Jorginho would have a limited role in Jurgen Klopp’s squad but would be a fantastic luxury to play in midfield and maintain a lead. We can just see a midfield of him, Thiago and Henderson: you would never get the ball back.

Manchester City: Kai Havertz

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Well, at least that would prevent him from scoring again in a Champions League final against them.

In the Manchester City system, everyone is an attacker if they are in the right place. Havertz is almost unique in that players with his size and physique often don’t have his technical ability: he would provide aerial prowess for the City side and feature as one of their many false nines.

Knowing Pep Guardiola, that’s probably not the only position he would play. He is perhaps the most City-esque player not at the club.

Manchester United: Mateo Kovacic

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Manchester United could make do with half a dozen Chelsea squad members, truth be told. But while central defence, right-back and attack would all benefit from a blue, midfield would be a sensible place to start.

N’Golo Kante has been linked now. Mateo Kovacic, meanwhile, is nearing his peak. He’s a complete midfielder, capable of dictating the tempo and directing his game – something United haven’t had in this area of ​​the pitch, arguably since the days of Michael Carrick.

A midfielder from Kovacic, McTominay and one from Bruno Fernandes or Fred would do well on paper. It’s not the most outrageous transfer suggestion on our list, anyway.

Tottenham: Reece James

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Antonio Conte spent the whole month of January trying to sign Adama Traore to play at right-back. Imagine if he had shot Reece James.

A full back capable of defending or attacking, James would not only add creativity and goal threat to Tottenham, but also a consistency that some of their more senior stars lacked. He can tag players out of play or cut from long range – something Conte liked about Victor Moses at Chelsea.

Of course, that’s another one that will never happen. But Tottenham fans can dream, right?

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