Chelsea transfers: Every signing and sale for 2021-22

Cameron Smith
  • Cameron Smith
  • Updated: September 7, 2021, 14:45 CEST
  • 4 min read
New Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku

In terms of the number of arrivals, it was a fairly uneventful summer by Chelsea's high standards, but Marina Granovskaia was busy all summer as the Blues sold several stars in order to raise funds.

The Blues are fresh from winning the Champions League trophy, and believe they have a squad, and a manager, capable of winning the Premier League this season.

Which players have been signed and which players have been sold by Chelsea during the summer transfer window?

What players have Chelsea signed in 2021-22?

Romelu Lukaku: £97.5m - from Inter

Marcus Bettinelli: Free - from Fulham

Saul Niguez: Loan - from Atletico Madrid

Romelu Lukaku is, of course, the big name signing here. He cost the Blues a club record transfer fee, but the club hope he will be the telling touch when it comes to their Premier League push. The move was achieved fairly swiftly after Chelsea turned their attentions away from Erling Haaland, and towards Belgium's all-time record goal-scorer. The forward scored over 30 goals in all competitions in both of his season's at Inter, and will look to continue that form for Chelsea.

Marcus Bettinelli has been signed as a replacement for Willy Cabellero, and will play third fiddle to Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga. It's unlikely he will play at all.

The third signing came on deadline day, and it was Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid. The Spanish midfielder was pushed down the pecking order by Rodrigo de Paul's arrival in the capital, and decided to leave. Chelsea have an option to buy Saul next summer if they see fit.

What players have Chelsea sold in 2021-22?

Tammy Abraham: £34m to Roma

Tammy Abraham joined Roma in order to be first-choice

Tammy Abraham joined Roma in order to be first-choice

Kurt Zouma: £30m to West Ham

Fikayo Tomori: £24m to AC Milan

Marc Guehi: £18m to Crystal Palace

Davide Zappacosta: £8.5m to Atalanta

Valentino Livramento: £5m to Southampton

Ike Ugbo: £5m to Genk

Victor Moses: £4.5m to Spartak Moscow

Lewis Bate: £1.5m to Leeds

Dynel Simeu: £1.5m to Southampton

Olivier Giroud: £1m to AC Milan

Myles Peart-Harris: Undisclosed fee to Brentford

Luke McCormick: Free to AFC Wimbledon

Pierre Ekwah Elimby: Free to West Ham

Charlie Wiggett: Free to Newcastle United

Danilo Pantic: Free to Partizan Belgrade

Marko van Ginkel: Free to PSV Eindhoven

Marcel Lewis: Free to Union Saint-Gilloise

Izzy Brown: Free to Preston

Jamal Blackman: Released on Free Transfer

Jake Wakeley: Released on Free Transfer

Willy Caballero: Released on Free Transfer

With Lukaku arriving, there was no room for Tammy Abraham, who left English shores to join up with Jose Mourinho at Roma. Chelsea understand the talent that Abraham possesses, however, and included a buy-back clause in the deal, in case they decide that Abraham is wanted back in West London.

Along with Abraham, several other academy graduates were sold, or simply forced a move away in order to gain more experience and first-team action. Like Abraham, Valentino Livramento has a buy-back clause inserted in his Southampton contract, while Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi were both sold for decent prices considering they were signed for free, and not in the first-team picture.

Fikayo Tomori re-joined Milan after spending six months on loan at the club

Fikayo Tomori re-joined Milan after spending six months on loan at the club

Senior figures such as Davide Zappacosta and Olivier Giroud were seen as surplus to requirements, and both departed for under £10 million. Several young players left for free after running their contracts down.

What players have Chelsea loaned in 2021-22?

Ethan Ampadu: Loan to Venezia

Faustino Anjorin: Loan to Lokomotiv Moscow

Abdul Baba Rahman: Loan to Reading

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Loan to AC Milan

Thierno Ballo: Loan to Rapid Vienna

Michy Batshuayi: Loan to Besiktas

Nathan Baxter: Loan to Hull

Armando Broja: Loan to Southampton

Jake Clarke-Salter: Loan to Coventry

Levi Colwill: Loan to Huddersfield

Jamie Cumming: Loan to Gillingham

Danny Drinkwater: Loan to Reading

Juan Familia-Castillo: Loan to Birmingham

Conor Gallagher: Loan to Crystal Palace

Billy Gilmour: Loan to Norwich

Kenedy: Loan to Flamengo

Henry Lawrence: Loan to AFC Wimbledon

Ian Maatsen: Loan to Coventry

Matt Miazga: Loan to Alaves

Emerson Palmeiri: Loan to Lyon

Dujon Sterling: Loan to Blackpool

Karlo Ziger: Loan to Rudar Velenje

As always, Chelsea have loaned out plenty of stars in order to gain more experience, and improve as players. Some will eventually return to the game, some will keep circling the loan system, while some will be sold.

If you want to keep up to date with how Chelsea's loanees are performing, then check out our dedicated article for just that here.