Chelsea waiting on permit for Ajax starlet as Claude Makelele’s key development role revealed



Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, September 23.

Blues waiting on Joshua Pynadath work permit – report

According to Ajax Showtime, Chelsea are edging towards the signing of American wonderkid Joshua Pynadath.

As per the reports, the Ajax youngster has been training with the Blues since March, with the only aspect stopping him from becoming a permanent Chelsea player being the lack of a work permit.

It is suggested that as soon as the permit comes through, he will become a Chelsea player after he had previously expressed his desire to leave Ajax.

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Marquinhos gives Tuchel verdict

Despite Chelsea failing in a big-money bid for PSG centre-back Marquinhos this summer, the Blues could well revisit their interest and he could strike up a productive relationship with current boss Thomas Tuchel.

The Brazilian played just under 100 matches during Tuchel’s time in the French capital and was full of praise upon the decision to replace him with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

He said: “We thank Tuchel, what he did for us here, for me. I made good progress with him, he showed me another level of football that I didn’t even think I would reach. I’m happy for it. Now it’s a new step for me and for PSG.”

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Makelele credited with Chalobah development

Much has been made of Trevoh Chalobah’s impressive breakthrough this season but the man to have been credited with his development is Blues icon Claude Makelele.

In an interview with i, the author of ‘Sacre Bleu – From Zidane to Mbappe, A Football Journey’, Matt Spiro, said: “It took him a good few weeks to adapt to his surroundings, but as the season went on, he became increasingly more important to the team.

“He could break through the lines and start counter-attacks. It was something he worked on with [Chelsea’s technical mentor] Claude Makelele.”

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