Stamford Bridge side looking to trim expansive squad whilst also boosting transfer funds.
Jose Mourinho is ready to conduct a major squad clear-out this summer as he seeks to make room for prospective additions during what may prove a very busy transfer window for the Chelsea boss.
CaughtOffside understands that Mourinho is keen to fund moves in the transfer window partially from the sales of players he either deems as not part of his long term plans or those who would not be content with merely warming the Blues bench.
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The West London club will look to sell eight players in moves that they hope will help bank around £75m to help boost Mourinho’s transfer war-chest.
Thibaut Courtois – £18m
Jose Mourinho is well aware that the Belgian, now into his third successful season on loan at Atletico Madrid, will not be happy to warm the Blues bench and with Petr Cech the Chelsea manager’s undisputed number one the West London side are ready to cash in on Courtois.
21 year old Courtois is considered one of the best young keepers in European football and as such Chelsea want to bank a large sum from his sale and are will not sell for less than £18m, roughly the same price Man United paid Atletico Madrid for David de Gea.