In a bid to revitalise Chelsea’s struggling squad, Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing a move for Fulham’s 28-year-old defensive midfielder, Joao Palhinha. Despite significant expenditures in recent transfer windows, the Blues have faced challenges on the pitch, prompting Pochettino to seek reinforcements.
Palhinha’s future has been a topic of discussion since the summer, with a failed move to Bayern Munich on deadline day. Although Fulham managed to secure his continued presence with a new deal, multiple clubs, including Chelsea, are eager to lure him away.
With a focus on midfield and attack, Pochettino sees Palhinha as a key addition to Stamford Bridge. The Argentine manager believes the Portuguese international, familiar with the Premier League, can make an immediate impact. Chelsea are reportedly prepared to invest €60 million to secure his services, a figure that could entice Fulham to consider cashing in on the talented midfielder.
As Pochettino aims to reshape the team and return to competitive form, the acquisition of Palhinha may play a crucial role in addressing Chelsea’s recent struggles.