Chelsea could receive £181.6million transfer windfall as decision made on 11 players
According to the latest speculations, Chelsea might sell as many as 11 players this summer, which might enable them sign a top striker.
Chelsea might be in line for a massive transfer windfall as they plan to unload as many as 11 players this summer, according to reports.
The Blues are set to spend lavishly again this summer in order to capitalise on their Champions League triumph this season, with a quality striker at the top of their wish list.
A £150 million transfer budget has been mooted, although that might be due to a massive transfer windfall, with as many as 11 players rumoured to be on the way out.
According to the Daily Mail, up to eight players might be transferred, with Olivier Giroud set to go on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer, and Billy Gilmour and Conor Gallagher set to move on loan.
Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Davide Zappacosta, Emerson Palmieri, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Fikayo Tomori, and Christian Pulisic may all be moved, according to the report.
Many of the players on that list would be familiar to Chelsea supporters, but Pulisic is a surprising inclusion, having impressed under Thomas Tuchel in the second half of the season.
Nonetheless, the American is considered as a likely departure, and he would be the most lucrative of the departing players, with a Transfermarkt valuation of £45 million.
Meanwhile, Abraham is worth £36 million, while Barkley (£18 million), Loftus-Cheek (£18 million), Zappacosta (£7.2 million), Emerson (£10.8 million), and Bakayoko (£22.5 million) might bring in a total of £112.5 million, bringing the total gain to £157.5 million.
That does not include the £24.1 million purchase option that AC Milan is expected to exercise in the Fikayo Tomori deal, bringing the total to £181.6 million.
That might be crucial for the Blues as they attempt to strengthen this summer, and it might be the deciding factor in the Erling Haaland race, with several teams reportedly interested in the Norwegian.
This summer, Haaland is expected to fetch up to £150 million, and the gain, combined with the money Chelsea is expected to spend, might give the Blues a significant edge.