Chelsea told to complete signing of tough-tacking star

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Emmanuel Petit has identified the perfect replacement for Conor Gallagher, should he leave Chelsea  this transfer window.

It is no secret that the club have a number of fringe players that they could sell on in order to finance their transfer targets and a few Premier League clubs are reportedly ready to pay £40 million to get a deal done for Gallagher.

Former star Petit admits he cannot comprehend any decision that would see Gallagher depart in the transfer window, but believes PSG’s tough tackling Manuel Ugarte should be on the radar of whoever replaces Pochettino.

‘Why are CHELSEA selling Gallagher, because of the money?’ Petit told BoyleSports, who offer the latest Champions League betting. ‘I know they get pure profit on Gallagher but that should not mean you sell one of the most influential members of the team and one of the only English players

‘It’s so important for the fans, identity and DNA of the club to have these players in the team, I don’t get it. Chelsea have spent a lot of money and they now have to sell their own players, they need to think about this before.

‘Ugarte could be a good replacement for Chelsea, though, as he’s a quality player. He was one of the first names on the team sheet for Enrique at PSG, but then he fell out of favour after they were thrashed by Newcastle.

‘He was on the bench after that and the mentality is to build from behind, but he doesn’t suit that well. Ugarte is very good, fighting for the second balls, providing balance for the team, but with the ball, he’s not the best in the team.

‘But if he joins CHELSEA I think he could be a good fit in their team.’


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