Mauricio Pochettino is targeting four signings in his first summer as Chelsea manager, including a swoop for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
The Argentine coach has agreed terms with Chelsea to become their new head coach with an official announcement expected soon.
The former Tottenham manager will be tasked with overseeing a huge overhaul of the Chelsea squad with as up to 12 players at risk of being offloaded after a dismal 2022-23 campaign.
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But the 51-year-old has discussed a number of possible new signings with the London club, according to The Independent, with Kane among them.
Kane developed into one of the most feared strikers in Europe under Pochettino during his time at Spurs but his future in north London is uncertain with just over one year left on his contract.
Manchester United are desperate to sign the England star this summer but Chelsea are also in the market for a new striker, with none of their players able to hit double figures in the scoring charts this season.
West Ham United skipper Rice is also wanted by Pochettino, the Blues have long-standing interest in the midfielder, who was at their club as a youth player before being released as a 14-year-old.
Arsenal are said to be the front-runners to sign the midfielder having made him their main target while United also plan to challenge the Gunners for his signature.
But Chelsea could now enter the picture for his signature with Pochettino eager to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.
Brighton’s Mac Allister is also on the manager’s wish-list, The midfielder is expected to leave the Seagulls this summer with Liverpool aiming to sign him in a deal worth £70million.
A move to Chelsea would see him reunited with fellow World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, who joined the club in a record deal in January.
Pochettino could turn to another Argentina international to serve as his new long-term goalkeeper in Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez.
The former Arsenal shot-stopper is ready to leave Villa Park this summer with neither Kepa or Edouard Mendy viewed as a reliable option in goal.
Pochettino also wants Mason Mount to stay at the club amid his ongoing contract stand-off with Chelsea while Lukaku could also still have a future at the club.