Todd Boehly is preparing to kick everyone out of Stamford Bridge at Chelsea’s fire sale, including those who were secured just last summer.
Chelsea have over a dozen sales planned this summer, which will be another massive transfer window for them.
US-based owners Clearlake Capital have shelled out an astounding £600 million in transfer fees since buying the west London club. Chelsea most recently broke their transfer record when they signed World Cup champion Enzo Fernandez to Stamford Bridge, making eight January signings to their already busy summer.
However, given that the Blues are having a difficult season and are currently outside the European spots, there may be further turnover, with new stars joining and several well-known players leaving.
According to Graeme Bailey, a transfer expert, over a dozen Chelsea players, including Mason Mount and Kalidou Koulibaly, who was signed in the summer, could be departing the club.
“Yes there is going to be lots of incomings again at Chelsea this summer, we know that – but the exits are going to be as fascinating. There could easily be up to a dozen players leave, depending on who else arrives.
«One of the big names is set to be Kalidou Koulibaly – the Senegalese star was one of the first signings of the Todd Boehly-Clearwater era, and most in football saw it as a nailed on solid signing, there were not many in football pushing back on his £30m arrival from Napoli.
“For years Koulibaly had been linked with a move to England, he appeared well set to make it in the Premier League. But the soon-to-be 32-year-old has not settled into life in West London – he has not performed, Chelsea have not performed – it has not been good.
“Now a summer move is very much on the cards, and a move back to Italy is the most likely option. Koulibaly is still held in huge regard in Serie A. One team to watch is Inter Milan – in need of reinforcements with Milan Skriniar leaving on a free transfer he is a player they have always liked.”