CHELSEA and Mauricio Pochettino have reportedly made a breakthrough in their talks.
And negotiations over whether the former Tottenham manager should become Chelsea manager are now in the ‘final stages’.
Todd Boehly has reached out to Pochettino after working his way through four managers that season.
The tactician must make a number of important decisions, namely who He wants to be signed to improve Chelsea’s big squad.
But Pochettino will also have to make some decisions Contract extensions for stars like N’Golo Kante.
And he has to Sell up to a full starting 11 of duds to make his Chelsea team more manageable.
Fans wondered why it took so long to reach an agreement between Poch and Chelsea.
The talks opened last month after Boehly identified the Argentine as the ideal man to lead next season’s squad.
But Fabrizio Romano claims the wait is almost over after talks entered their crucial final steps.
He tweeted: “I understand that the talks between Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino are entering the final stages.
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“There have been positive contacts in the last 24 hours.
“Nothing is signed/done yet – but we are finally making progress and waiting for the next steps.”
Chelsea hope to secure a deal for Poch before the end of the season.
The Blues will embark on a tour of the United States ahead of the next Premier League season.
And Poch can experiment with his players in games against Wrexham, Brighton, Newcastle, Fulham and Borussia Dortmund.