Pochettino speaks on reports this Chelsea star is set to leave Chelsea 

Pochettino speaks on reports this Chelsea star is set to leave Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino has denied reports that Chelsea are set to sell Ian Maatsen this January.

Maatsen has barely played under the Argentine, despite turning down a late bid from Burnley last summer.

It was recently claimed that Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms to sign the 21-year-old, but Pochettino has rejected the news.

He said at a press conference: “No, that’s rumours, no. The club didn’t announce it. Tomorrow, he is going to be involved in the game.”

On Maatsen’s fitness, the manager also said: “He was injured during the week and could not train. Yes, problems in his back. Now he came back in training and will be involved in the squad, not play [from the start] but be involved in the squad.

“He suffered a small injury but now I think he will cover to arrive but not play. How many things people don’t know and criticise us but, no, he is not going to play (against Preston in FA Cup) because he hasn’t trained for two days.”

 

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