Chelsea has been known to be procrastinating in buying new players in the transfer market. However, the Blues are also not against bringing in free players.
One of the players who brought in Chelsea on a free transfer is Thiago Silva. The Blues signed him for free after his contract with PSG ended.
Despite being 37 years old, Silva is arguably one of the best players in the current Chelsea squad. He still has the toughness to keep the defense line.
A similar strategy seems to be done by Chelsea in the summer of next year. They can sign players whose contracts expire at the end of this season.
Here are five free players that can be recruited by Chelsea.
Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona in 2017 for a fairly expensive fee. Unfortunately, Dembele had a complicated problem related to injury after coming to Camp Nou.
This season, Dembele has made just five appearances in all competitions for Barcelona. However, the French player has a great chance of leaving the club at the end of the season.
Dembele is currently at the end of his contract with Barcelona. Until now there is no sign of the 24-year-old player will extend his contract.
Thomas Tuchel reportedly wants to increase the strength of Chelsea’s midfield. Therefore, recruiting Paul Pogba could be a good consideration for the Blues.
Pogba so far is still not willing to sign a new contract at Manchester United. This puts his future at Old Trafford in doubt.
Pogba showed good performance when playing with N’Golo Kante in the French national team. He can do the same at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will face a fairly serious problem at the back. Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen could leave the club at the end of the season after their contracts expire.
Niklas Sule from Bayern Munich could be a good option to strengthen Chelsea’s defense. Moreover, the player can be obtained for free next summer.
Aged 26, Sule has played 153 games in all competitions for Bayern. He managed to contribute 6 goals and 4 assists from these appearances.
Like his compatriot, Matthias Ginter will also be a free agent next summer. He is currently on his way out of Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 27-year-old player has a lot of experience playing in the Bundesliga. Because of that, Ginter seems to fit very well with the formation that Thomas Tuchel applies.
Seeing that there are quality defenders and freebies, Ginter will be a bone of contention for a number of European clubs next summer. Chelsea must move quickly if they are to secure the services of Ginter.
Marcelo Brozovic is an irreplaceable player in the Inter Milan midfield. The Croatian midfielder played the role of a defensive midfielder well.
Brozovic has good stamina to explore all corners of the midfield. He doesn’t seem to have any trouble playing in the Premier League.
Chelsea could get Brozovic on a free transfer next year. The reason is, Brozovic has so far not seen to be signing a new contract at the Giuseppe Meazza.