Graham Potter identifies Manchester United star as first Chelsea transfer target

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Graham Potter was only appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday – but we’re already talking transfers!

The new Chelsea owners splashed around £270m in the summer to give Thomas Tuchel the backing he desired. They then decided to sack him a week after the window closed.

While that reeks of inexperience and lack of planning, it is a pretty clear indicator that they are willing to throw their support behind whoever may be in the Chelsea dugout.

Chelsea’s hierarchy appear to be already thinking about how they can offer Potter the necessary support in next year’s transfer window, with a transfer target already being identified.

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Marcus Rashford (pictured) from Manchester United

According to La Repubblica, Chelsea’s owners are ready to pounce on Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, if he is unable to agree an extension with his boyhood club.

Rashford has forced his way back into the Man United starting XI, but if he is unable to firmly nail down a spot, he could be inclined to listen to offers from elsewhere.

It remains to be seen if he’d be interested in a move to Chelsea, but the Blues appear willing to match his hefty wage demands. This is one to keep an eye on…

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