Chelsea ready to offload their 'smartest signing' of last summer, following League Cup embarrassment: report

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected after defeat to Wolves in December 2023.
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Chelsea are looking to sanction a sale of a player that they only signed last summer, with the League Cup final disappointment still fresh in their minds.

The Blues were beaten 1-0 in extra-time by Liverpool on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp bringing on several youngsters and seeing his side improve as the game went on. The result was a big embarrassment for Chelsea, with Gary Neville now infamously labelling the side “billion-pound bottle jobs”

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.