Chelsea’s next few months will be dramatic, as head coach Thomas Tuchel is expected to make big changes to the team’s squad. The Blues are expected to part ways with a huge number of players before to the start of the 2022–2023 season as they prepare for a new era of play under Todd Boehly’s ownership.
Tuchel has said that he wants to begin a genuine title campaign next season in order to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool. Even if the summer transfer window is projected to be one of the busiest in the club’s recent history, some substantial surgery within the squad will be necessary before it can even be considered a realistic possibility.
Many players are said to be considering leaving their present clubs, with some vying for playing time while others approaching the end of their contracts. In light of the aforementioned facts, we’ll now look at how the Blues might accumulate financial resources to assist Tuchel’s transfer market actions.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the team’s backup goalkeeper in the goalkeeping position since Edouard Mendy joined the club in the summer of 2020. Kepa’s failure to get into Tuchel’s plans as a consequence of Mendy’s excellent form has made it almost impossible for him to do so, and the fact that he hasn’t received any playing time implies that he may look for a route out of Chelsea this summer.
At 27 years old, the Spaniard is still young and should have plenty of time remaining in his career to fulfil his full potential. Kepa’s name has been mentioned in connection with a prospective move to Newcastle United or a return to his homeland of Spain.
Kepa funds: £12.8million
Marcos Alonso, the captain of Chelsea FC, may opt to quit the club in the coming months after almost six years with the club. Due to Ben Chilwell’s injury during the previous season, Tuchel relied heavily on the left defender, who is now 31 years old.
However, given that Chilwell is expected to be the team’s first-choice left wing-back when the new season starts, Alonso may attempt to leave the club this summer. The Spaniard, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires in little over a year, has been linked with a transfer to Barcelona. His current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in a little over a year.
In a similar vein, Cesar Azpilicueta is about to reach the last year of his Chelsea deal. According to football.london, the Blues captain will be granted permission to leave the club during the summer provided a suitable offer is submitted.
Alonso and Azpilicueta funds:£25.7m
Jorginho seems to be on his way out of Chelsea in the coming months, as has been the case practically every summer during this transfer window. Juventus is reportedly interested in acquiring the Italy international player, whose current contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2023.
His manager, Joao Santos, recently revealed that his client had a “dream” of returning to Italy one day. In an interview released by Football Italia, Santos said the following: “Despite his ambitions to play in Serie A, he will retain his heart in Italy. He has the option to play for four or five different clubs at this moment, including Milan, Inter, Juventus, Roma, or Napoli.”
Ross Barkley, who is 28 years old and has just over a year left on his Chelsea contract, only played six Premier League games for the Blues last season. As a consequence, Barkley may decide to leave the club permanently in the summer. Tuchel has made it clear that he does not want Barkley on his squad, thus the former Everton midfielder will be free to go.
Jorginho and Barkley funds: £31.7m
Timo Werner, a lightning-quick German forward, had yet another unsuccessful season at Chelsea in his second season. Now that the summer transfer window is approaching, the former RB Leipzig star player could begin searching for a route out of what has been a personal nightmare so far.
Werner’s name has been mentioned in relation to a potential move to Borussia Dortmund. A loan move may be the most viable alternative for Chelsea, who are eager to retrieve as much of the almost fifty million pounds they paid on him for his services as possible.
With Romelu Lukaku, a situation quite similar to that exists. According to football.london, Lukaku and his agent have been exploring a possible return to Inter Milan. Lukaku is currently a member of Everton.
The Italian club will not be able to afford to sign Lukaku to a permanent contract since Chelsea is asking for a sum equal to the $97.5 million they spent for him last year. Bayern Munich, the German champions, have been linked with a move for the Belgian striker in recent days. This comes as Robert Lewandowski seems to be on his way out of the club.
Werner and Lukaku funds: £102.9m