Chelsea transfers: Every signing and sale for 2021-22
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.
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
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.
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.