Opinion: 12 players Chelsea could offload in clear-out following transfer spending spree

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Chelsea surely need to think about balancing the books after so much spending under new owner Todd Boehly since he purchased the club from Roman Abramovich.

The Blues capped off an exciting January by sealing a dramatic late deal for Enzo Fernandez on Deadline Day, with the Argentina international breaking the British transfer record and joining other big talents like Mykhaylo Mudryk, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile and Noni Madueke at Stamford Bridge this month.

So, what next for Chelsea? One imagines there will surely be a fair few players who no longer have much of a future with the west London giants, so we’ve picked out 12 who seem likely to be offloaded in the near future to make way for all these new faces that have come in…

Romelu Lukaku

A massive disappointment when he spent last season at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku is now back on loan at Inter Milan and isn’t doing much better.

The Belgium international is a world class finisher on his day, but his career now seems in danger of fizzling out, and it’s hard to imagine there’ll be any kind of role for him under Graham Potter, particularly with Christopher Nkunku on his way to Stamford Bridge.

Inter might still be ready to sign Lukaku permanently, or else there should be other suitors out there too, so this is an opportunity for Chelsea to make some decent money after so much recent spending.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Signed as something of a stop-gap last summer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t even really been a very successful short-term option for the Blues.

The Gabon international has scored just three goals in 17 games so far, and only one in 11 Premier League matches, so there seems little reason to keep him for any longer.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Chelsea

It remains to be seen if anyone will pay up for Aubameyang or if Chelsea might just have to terminate his contract and allow him to leave for free, which would at least free up space on the wage bill.

Kai Havertz

It’s surely just not going to happen for Kai Havertz at Chelsea, with the Germany international still not looking anything like the player who lit up the Bundesliga when he was at Bayer Leverkusen.

CFC fans will be bitterly disappointed this couldn’t work out, but it might now be a good idea to sell Havertz rather than wait any longer for his value to fall further.

Still only 23 years of age, Havertz could yet turn his career around, so there’ll surely be a few clubs out there ready to take a gamble on him and take him off Chelsea’s hands.

Christian Pulisic

Another player who looked so promising in a youngster in Germany earlier in his career, Christian Pulisic makes sense as another to be shown the door at the end of the season.

The USA international has had his moments in a Chelsea shirt, but he’s not been consistent enough and the signings of the likes of Nkunku, Mudryk and Madueke surely mean he’s going to find it even harder to get regular minutes.

Pulisic looked like he might leave this January, but an injury put paid to that, so let’s see if he can turn things around in the next few months or else he’s surely on his way out in the summer.

Hakim Ziyech

PSG were apparently furious to miss out on Hakim Ziyech, but the fact is he’s still at Chelsea for a few months more.

The Morocco international hasn’t lived up to expectations in his time at Stamford Bridge, and, like Pulisic, surely now just faces more competition for his place from some of the recent new signings.

It remains to be seen if PSG go back in for Ziyech, but there’ll surely be other clubs out there who’d be tempted to try their luck with him, provided the price was right.

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  1. Chelsea will offload some player’s in summer to get a striker, midfielder,and a defender it’s best Chelsea should do swap+cash to decrease the clubs asking price Todd bohely should plan to buy gvardiol with kaloudiaby swap and cash and valhovic with harvetz and get caicedo or rice with loftus cheek or Gallagher they should sell them because they have to create space for new recruits to play more sell loftus cheek, kaloudiaby, Gallagher, harvetz, pulisic, ziyech keep kovacic,kante and let sell abuyemang if there is a chance get leao with pulisic and cash swap

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