Chelsea have spent a lot of money in the January 2023 transfer market. The Blues have poured out more than 100 million pounds a month.
In total, Chelsea wasted more than £200 million during the 2022/2023 season. If there are many players who come, several players in the squad must be prepared to be kicked out so that the composition is balanced.
The Blues will sell some of their players before the transfer window closes. They have to balance a one-sided balance sheet after aggressively buying players.
Since replacing the Russian businessman, Roman Abramovich from the position of club owner, Todd Boehly, seems not to be outdone in the maneuvers to build a luxurious squad. He also spends extravagantly to get good players.
However, the new Chelsea boss must remember the rules of financial fair play. To balance cash after getting Mykhailo Mudryk (90 million pounds), Benoit Badiashile (30 million pounds) s, to the loan fee of Joao Felix, they have to sell some of their players.
Then who are the players who are likely to be sold by Chelsea? Here are five Chelsea stars who could leave soon.
1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has been like a nomad for the last 12 months having moved from Arsenal, Barcelona and now to Chelsea. Having been sharp at Arsenal, Aubameyang found it difficult to score goals with Chelsea.
He has only scored one goal in the Premier League, which made The Blues borrow Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid. Chelsea will think again about keeping Aubameyang at Stamford Bridge, considering he is more than 30 years old.
2. Hakim Ziyech
Despite impressing when guiding Morocco to the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup, Hakim Ziyech was unable to compete at Chelsea. Especially now that the Blues have brought in Mudryk.
A number of big Serie A clubs seem interested in securing his signature. With his slick appearance while in Qatar, the player also received offers from other big clubs.
Jorginho has contributed a lot to Chelsea and is still an important player for the West London club today. However, he was reluctant to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge.
There is news that Jorginho wants to return to Italy. The player’s agent has already discussed his potential for Napoli.
“Napoli represents our home in Italy, Cristiano Giuntoli (Napoli sporting director) really appreciates us. For us Napoli is a special club,” said Jorginho’s agent.
4. Raheem Sterling
It would be surprising if Raheem Sterling was on the list as it was only the start of this season that he moved from Manchester City to Chelsea. But the West London club turned out to be open to opportunities if Sterling left or a club was interested in getting him.
Sterling has indeed declined in recent years and has only scored six goals this season. Another factor was the arrival of Mudryk and Felix, who threatened his position.
5. Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Chelsea has many stars in the midfield such as Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. This last name rarely gets minutes to play.
But his future could change if Jorginho leaves Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea are eyeing Enzo Fernandez to replace Jorginho which has also reduced Loftus-Cheek’s chances.