- 22 March
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Ziyech, Aubameyang & EIGHT players on Chelsea's transfer list
Chelsea made history in January with their extravagant spending, the type of which has never been seen before in the winter transfer window. In total, the west London club spent €329.5 million.
Graham Potter’s side have experienced an overhaul that saw eight players arrive at the club, seven of them on a permanent basis.
Of those, Malo Gusto has been loaned back to Lyon until the end of the season, but the other half dozen have been added to the squad for the second half of the campaign.
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Of the players arriving at Stamford Bridge, Enzo Fernandez has joined for €120m from Benfica, while Mykhailo Mudryk’s fee could rise to €100m if bonuses are hit following his switch from Shakhtar Donetsk.
On top of this, Benoit Badiashile (Monaco), Noni Madueke (PSV) and Gusto arrived for fees between €30-40m, while prospects Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana were snapped up for more modest prices around the €12m mark.
Chelsea's eight-man transfer list
Chelsea are willing to let go of eight first-team players at the end of the season, according to Standard Sport's Nizaar Kinsella.
Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy could all be looking for new clubs in the summer.
Ziyeach, who missed out on a deadline day move to Paris Saint-Germain, and Pulisic have already been replaced by Mudryk and Madueke.
And Hudson-Odoi is on loan at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, where he has failed to prove that he deserves another chance at Stamford Bridge.
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Letting go of Loftus-Cheek and Gallagher could be a mistake, as the Blues would lack depth in midfield, but neither would be sorely missed for their quality.
The signing of Aubameyang has been nothing short of a disaster. The sooner his wages are off Chelsea's books, the better.
Mendy has lost his place in the starting lineup to Kepa Arrizabalaga, who himself could be on the bench next season if a new goalkeeper is brought in.
While Koulibaly could be the most surprising inclusion on this list, having only joined the Blues last summer, but he could find himself as low as fifth choice under Potter going forward.