Mauricio Pochettino reveals what he told Trevoh Chalobah amid exit reports ahead of Chelsea vs Bournemouth

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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino came out supporting Trevoh Chalobah despite initial reports that the club were looking to sell him.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says there is nothing to discuss with Trevoh Chalobah as he is part of his plans despite reports that he would never play for the club.

Chalobah has not played for Chelsea this season but that has been mainly down to the injury he suffered in pre-season. Reports say he upset a few people when he turned down the chance to join Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day.

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The Blues have brought a number of players including Axel Disasi which has meant the board were happy to get some money for Chalobah, but 51-year-old Mauricio Pochettino says that is not an issue and that he said good morning to him as he’s done to all players this morning.

The Chelsea boss told the press ahead of their game against Bournemouth this weekend: “Yes I say hello 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.”

On the plans he had for the defender, Pochettino affirmed he would have a say on if the defender stays or leaves the club at some point.

“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.”

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