Stamford Bridge side set for a very busy summer.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is hard at work this summer drawing up plans for a major overhaul of his Stamford Bridge squad and with moves in hand for several significant signings the west London side will look to offload as many as ten players to help fund the Premier League club’s spending spree.
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CaughtOffside understands that Mourinho is keen to keep Chelsea’s spending within UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines and having sold David Luiz to PSG for the best part of £50m and handily used the funds to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas the Portuguese manager will continue to adopt a similar approach to his squad re-building plans.
Romelu Lukaku – £32m
Though the 21 year old Belgian has put in two excellent seasons out on loan at West Brom and Everton, scoring 32 goals in 66 Premier League appearances, Mourinho still doesn’t see the youngster as part of his long term plans and with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa’s move to the club imminent Chelsea will look to cash-in on Lukaku.
Chelsea have slapped a £32m price-tag on the former Anderlecht man and feel that a good showing at the World Cup will help in the pursuit of such a fee.