The Blues are still looking to offload seven players in order to recoup funds after their recent spending spree.
Romelu Lukaku, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Trevoh Chalobah, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Marc Cucurella have all been credited with moves away from the club as part of a planned £212 million fire sale.
Despite already parting ways with several first-team players, Chelsea’s squad remains bloated. Recent transfers include Kai Havertz’s move to Mikel Arteta’s Gunners for £65 million, while N’Golo Kante, Edouardo Mendy, and Kalidou Koulibaly have signed lucrative contracts to play in the Saudi Pro League.
Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, are actively seeking to offload seven more players to aid in the club’s rebuilding process under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. The club are primarily interested in permanent deals and rejected Inter Milan’s loan offer for Romelu Lukaku.
At this stage of the transfer window, Chelsea’s focus is on player departures rather than new arrivals. However, they are also pursuing Moises Caicedo from Brighton and Gabri Veiga from Celta Vigo.
The club has already completed the signings of Kendry Paez, Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson, and Diego Moreira.
Among the players Chelsea are keen to offload are Marc Cucurella and Romelu Lukaku, both of whom were signed by Thomas Tuchel for a combined fee of £160 million. Cucurella’s disappointing debut campaign at Stamford Bridge has prompted the club to consider letting him go, despite making just 33 appearances for Chelsea. Reports suggested Cucurella had been offered to Atletico Madrid for £55 million, but his representative has since denied those claims