Date: 9th July 2023 at 6:00pm
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New Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino will be busy preparing his side for their Premier League season opener against Liverpool. 

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss – who officially took charge of the Blues last week – will be assessing his current squad amid a number of outgoings at Stamford Bridge.

No fewer than eight key first team players have already departed the club this summer, with owner Todd Boehly looking to trim the squad after a year of huge spending.

The American has spent more than £500 million on new signings since taking charge of the club last summer, but he and Pochettino are now working on reducing the size of the squad and recouping some of the spend.

With that in mind, one of Chelsea’s defenders is reportedly the subject of interest from a Premier League rival.

According to Football Transfers, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in left-back Marc Cucurella.

Cucurella endured a tough first season with Chelsea

The Spaniard joined the Blues from Brighton and Hove Albion last summer but endured a difficult debut season at Stamford Bridge.

In total, the full-back made 33 appearances across all competitions, but he was criticised for a number of his performances on the left.

The report claims that Spurs are monitoring the player’s current situation as they look for a replacement for veteran full-back Ivan Perisic.

It is claimed that the Blues are keen to offload Cucurella, and Spurs could offer an attractive option for the player if they do make an offer.

The report claims that Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou sees Cucurella as a player that could be deployed as an inverted full-back, allowing midfielder Yves Bissouma to play further forward.

Cucurella played alongside Bissouma during the Spaniard’s one season with Brighton, and Postecoglou is keen to reunite the duo.

Chelsea also have England international Ben Chilwell as another option at left-back, and it appears that the former Leicester City man could be Pochettino’s first choice on the left of defence next term.

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