Chelsea are set to undergo a rebuild as both Mateo Kovacic and Edouard Mendy are named among the players who are seriously considering their futures:

Chelsea was said to have undergone a rebuild with Mateo Kovacic and Edouard MendyThe future of the club is in doubt, according to the journalist Simon Phillips.

The Blues had a rough start to the season but fell apart under Graham Potter.

Potter began his reign after succeeding Thomas Tuchel on September 8 in fine fashion.

The English strategist has overseen six wins and three draws in his first nine league games at Stamford Bridge.

However, a 4-1 defeat to former club Brighton & Hove Albion and a 0-1 defeat to Arsenal shed some light on the problems within the team.

A rebuild is imminent and with that, Mendy, 30, and Kovacic, 28, are both seriously considering their futures at Chelsea.

Mendy arrives in West London from French outfit Stade Rennais in 2020 for £22m.

The Senegalese saver has had a fantastic start at Stamford Bridge, keeping 25 clean sheets in 45 appearances in the 2020-21 campaign.

He was also named ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ by UEFA as the Blues won Champions League glory.

However, mistakes crept into Mendy’s game throughout last season.

Perhaps none more so than his matchup in Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final elimination in a 5-4 aggregate defeat to eventual champions Real Madrid.

Mendy has made nine appearances this season, keeping one clean sheet but was replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga as number one goalkeeper under Potter.

He has three years left on his current contract with the Blues.

Meanwhile, Kovacic joined Chelsea permanently in 2019 from Madrid for £40.25m following a loan deal with the club for the 2018-19 season.

He has made 15 appearances this season, scoring one goal and assisting.

However, nine of them are starters, and he could be one of the few midfielders to leave as soon as two years are left on his contract.

N’Golo Kante and Jorginho are both entering the final months of their contracts at Stamford Bridge, which expire next summer.

Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of AC Milan striker Rafael Leao

Leao is admired by Potter
Leao is admired by Potter

Chelsea are interested in Milan’s Leao, who has been in brilliant form for the Rossoneri this season.

Sky Italia reports that Milan are having a hard time agreeing a new contract with the Portuguese striker due to his salary demands and interest from across Europe.

Leao is said to be demanding a salary of £170,000 a week and has changed management companies, which has only caused further problems.

He has made 16 appearances across the league, scoring six goals and providing nine assists.

Leao was part of the Milan side that won the Serie A title last season.

Potter has previously praised the young Portuguese player, speech:

“I’m really impressed with Rafael Leao whenever I watch Milan games, he’s a top player. As for what happens in the future, who knows if he can do that. this in the Premier League or not. He has the ability, for sure.”

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