Chelsea transfers: Every signing and sale for 2022-23

Suraj Radia
Suraj Radia
  • 6 Sept 2022 18:30 BST
  • 3 min read
Wesley Fofana with Todd Boehly.

Chelsea had an extraordinarily busy summer after the arrival of new owner Todd Boehly, breaking the world record for the most money spent in a single transfer window.

The Blues splashed more than £250 million on eight players, partially to compensate for some key figures who left the club.

A host of fringe players managed to depart, either on loan or permanently as Chelsea looked to enter a new era under fresh ownership.

What players have Chelsea signed in 2022-23?

Wesley Fofana: £72m - from Leicester

Marc Cucurella: £58m - from Brighton

Raheem Sterling: £50m - from Manchester City

Kalidou Koulibaly: £34m - from Napoli

Carney Chukwuemeka: £16m - from Aston Villa

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: £11m - from Barcelona

Gabriel Slonina: £8m - from Chicago Fire

Denis Zakaria: loan - from Juventus

Raheem Sterling in action for Chelsea.

Chelsea spent the vast majority of their budget restructuring their defence, bringing in Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly for a combined total of around £166m.

There was also a desire to bring in attacking reinforcements, with Raheem Sterling arriving and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing on deadline day to reunite with Thomas Tuchel, whom he played under at Dortmund.

The Blues also looked towards recruiting for the future by signing teenagers Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina, with the latter returning to Chicago Fire on loan.

With Chelsea having spent big on a host of positions, it meant they were forced to rely on the loan market to strengthening in midfield and Denis Zakaria was the club’s final arrival of the window from Juventus.

What players have Chelsea sold in 2022-23?

Timo Werner: £18m - to RB Leipzig

Emerson: £13m - to West Ham

Billy Gilmour: £9m - to Brighton

Kenedy: £450k - to Real Valladolid

Antonio Rudiger: free - to Real Madrid

Andreas Christensen: free - to Barcelona

Marcos Alonso: free - to Barcelona

Ross Barkley: free - to Nice

Antonio Rudiger, Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid, Barcelona, 2022/23

Despite their huge outlay, Chelsea only managed to raise just over £30m in sales, excluding loan fees, with Timo Werner’s departure to RB Leipzig accounting for more than half of their income.

Chelsea were dealt a huge blow in losing Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso and Andreas Christensen on free transfers, prompting their big outlay on their defence.

Fringe players such as Emerson, Billy Gilmour, Kenedy and Ross Barkley all departed, providing some relief on Chelsea’s wage bill as the club looked to clear out their deadwood.

What players have Chelsea loaned in 2022-23?

Romelu Lukaku: loan - to Inter

Malang Sarr: loan - to Monaco

Callum Hudson-Odoi: loan - to Bayer Leverkusen

Ethan Ampadu: loan - to Spezia

Gabriel Slonina: loan - to Chicago Fire

Abdul Baba Rahman: loan - to Reading

Romelu Lukaku playing for Inter, 2022-23

Chelsea have been the biggest users of the loan market in recent years but new UEFA regulations cap the amount of players that a club can allow to leave temporarily.

Romelu Lukaku was the most high-profile loan departure and Chelsea received around £7m in sending him back to Inter for the season after a disastrous campaign.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Malang Sarr and Ethan Ampadu all went abroad in search of first-team football, while Abdul Rahman headed for a second season at Reading.