Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is reportedly on the radar of Chelsea this summer.
According to a report from Fichajes, Mauricio Pochettino is set to take over at the London club and he has ‘requested’ the signing of the 27-year-old Spurs midfielder.
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Hojbjerg has established himself as an indispensable asset for Tottenham since joining the club from Southampton and he has five goals and seven assists to his name across all competitions.
Chelsea are in need of a midfield anchor and they have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal target.
Hojbjerg has the experience and technical attributes to play for Chelsea and he could be the ideal partner for Enzo Fernandes.
Players like Mateo Kovačić and N’Golo Kanté have been linked with moves away from the club this summer. Kante will be a free agent in the summer and Kovačić has been linked with multiple clubs.
Chelsea must look to bring in midfield reinforcements and signing a proven Premier League performer like Hojbjerg could prove to be a wise decision.
Spurs are unlikely to be open to selling a key player like Hojbjerg but Chelsea certainly have the financial resources to tempt them.
However, the Blues are set to miss out on Champions League qualification and they might struggle to attract top-quality players in the summer. Pochettino will probably hope to use his connections at the north London club in order to get a deal done for the Denmark international.