After Lukaku, Pochettino has now personally told another Chelsea player not to turn up to training
Reports suggest that Mauricio Pochettino, the new manager of Chelsea, has instructed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not to attend pre-season training yet. The decision mirrors the same fate as fellow striker Romelu Lukaku.
Aubameyang is widely expected to leave Chelsea this summer after a disappointing season. Despite initially being brought in at the request of former manager Thomas Tuchel, the 33-year-old striker played only one game before Tuchel’s departure. He had limited opportunities on the pitch, and his off-pitch activities became an issue.
One incident that caused controversy was Aubameyang’s visit to his former club Barcelona to celebrate their victory shortly after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Everton. This behavior likely irked some within the club and likely marked the end of his Chelsea career.
Pochettino appears determined to maintain a different mentality within the team as they prepare for the upcoming season. Reports suggest that he has asked Aubameyang, as well as Lukaku, not to attend pre-season training so far.
Lukaku has expressed his desire not to return to Chelsea, but there is currently no agreement in place for his departure. He hopes to reach an agreement with Inter Milan, but the Italian club has not yet made an offer that meets Chelsea’s valuation for the player.
Please note that the information provided is based on reports, and the situation may evolve over time.