Pochettino, the Chelsea boss, refutes Chalobah exit rumors.

Pochettino, the Chelsea boss, refutes Chalobah exit rumors.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has denied that Trevoh Chalobah is set for an exit from Stamford Bridge and has told the club executives that the defender remains in his plans.

The player was linked with a move away from west London over the summer window but ended up remaining with the club.

There were reports that Chelsea were open to selling Chalobah to Bayern Munich for £50million, but the deal collapsed as the German outfit wanted a loan deal.

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Nottingham Forest also reportedly launched an offer for the youngster but Chelsea did not accept so he ended up staying.

Subsequent reports have suggested that Chalobah could be frozen out of the side following his failed exit, but Pochettino has denied that this is the case during a press conference.

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Chalobah in Pochettinho’s plans

Pochettino has backed his player
– Pochettino has backed his player

The former Tottenham boss said that Chalobah is very much in his plans moving forward, with the window not opening until January.

“Yes, of course [Chalobah is still in his plans],” Pochettino said in Friday’s press conference.

“I am Chelsea. I am the coach. His future is going to be [here]. He is in our plans. No one is going to decide for me. He is going to be involved. Now we have finished the transfer window, he is going to be involved in the decisions. Chalobah and the other players in the squad are part of my plans. Some players don’t play, but that is my choice.”

“I said ‘hello’ [to him] today like all of the players, but specifically about this, there is nothing to talk to him about this. He is a Chelsea player and he will have the same opportunities as the other.”

Chalobah is one of six centre-backs at Chelsea, though Wesley Fofana is out with a long-term injury. Benoit Badiashile is out injured at the moment, too, as well as Chalobah himself.

“With the circumstances, of course, I think it is better for us because we have 11 or 12 players injured,” Pochettino continued. “And I think it shows with the squad at the moment. I think we only have 14 or 15 players.”

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