Chelsea have been told to avoid signing Arsenal star Aaron Ramsdale in the January transfer window. The Blues have been linked with a move for the England international after he was replaced by David Raya as the Gunners' first choice goalkeeper.
Speaking to the media this week, Mauricio Pochettino revealed he is set to be more involved in Chelsea's transfer strategy moving forward. The Chelsea boss said: «I think like I told before, when the transfer window was closed, I need to be involved, more involved now, in every single decision.
»I think we need to start identifying what we need for January," he added. There are a few concerns in Pochettino's squad that need addressing — including a new striker, left-back and the goalkeeper situation.
Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy both left Stamford Bridge in the summer with the Blues opting to sign Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic. However, Sanchez has failed to convince supporters since becoming Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper, whilst Petrovic is still a young prospect.
A move for Ramsdale could make sense for the Blues considering he is now facing an uncertain future at Arsenal. However, ex-Liverpool star Steve McManaman has urged Chelsea to avoid completing what would need to be an 'extortionate' deal to sign the England international in January.
In an interview with BetFred, McManaman said: «I don't necessarily believe it’s an unfair decision [for Mikel Arteta to drop Ramsdale] because that’s what competition for places is all about. If Mikel Arteta believes that David Raya is a better goalkeeper or a better goalkeeper with his feet, then that’s his prerogative.
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