Chelsea FC could raise up to £264 million if 12 players leave the club, according to reports.
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Under Todd Boehly, the Blues have outspent all of their Premier League rivals in terms of the amount of money they have spent on new players. This includes Enzo Fernandez, who joined from Benfica for a British transfer record of £106.8 million.
However, following their massive spending in the previous two transfer windows, they now appear to be on track to see a significant decrease in their wage bill this summer.
Ben Chilwell may take the helm of Stamford Bridge as Chelsea FC are set to offload up to 12 players in clearout at the end of the current campaign, according to The Athletic.
With Joao Cancelo on loan at Bayern Munich with a purchase option, Pep Guardiola is reportedly looking for a left-back and Manchester City is reportedly showing “genuine” interest in the English player.
The Spaniard has already shown an interest in the Blues star, keeping track of him prior to his £50 million transfer from Leicester City to Chelsea in 2020.
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Mason Mount is also anticipated to leave the club this summer as negotiations for a new deal have stalled and he has been linked to Manchester United.
Mateo Kovacic is yet to extend his current contract as well. Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Armando Broja, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Christian Pulisic have all fallen out of favour and are most likely on their way out.
In January, Conor Gallagher was rumored to be moving abroad, and Hakim Ziyech almost missed a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Kai Havertz has been Chelsea’s main man, but with only six goals in 25 Premier League games this season, it’s likely that the Blues will look for a center-forward who is more productive.
Raheem Sterling has also had trouble making an impression since joining the team last summer. But according to his agency, he desires to stay.