‘Chelsea don’t consider him one of their players’ – Fabrizio Romano names THREE stars for sale

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 8 May 2024 08:37 BST
  • 3 min read
Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea, 2023/24

Chelsea are planning to move on three loan players, according to Fabrizio Romano, including one man that the Blues already consider not to be one of their own.

Big changes are coming at Stamford Bridge this summer but that means that numerous players will have to be moved on, and that is liable to be the club’s priority in the weeks ahead.

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Romano has outlined the players who Chelsea are looking to move on this summer.

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“Three players could be leaving Chelsea this summer, and we can start by saying that Armando Broja will return to Chelsea from his loan spell at Fulham, and then the plan is to sell him permanently,” he writes for the Daily Briefing.

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“There are already several clubs in the Premier League and elsewhere who are interested in Broja, so he has very good chances to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. The plan, from what I’m told, is for a permanent exit.

“Similarly, Kepa Arrizabalaga will also return to Chelsea after going out on loan this season and he will then leave the club. Real Madrid will not keep Kepa on a permanent transfer, and so then Chelsea will make the Spanish goalkeeper available and try to make some profit from selling him. There’s no chance of him staying at Real Madrid now that Thibaut Courtois is back, and there’s also no chance of Chelsea keeping him either.

“Another Chelsea player I’ve been asked about is Hakim Ziyech. While he’s officially on loan at Galatasaray, my understanding is that it’s guaranteed that at the end of this season he will officially become a Galatasaray player. Chelsea already don’t consider Ziyech as one of their players.”

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Lukaku and Maatsen to be resolved

Chelsea also have the futures of several other loan stars to resolve, most pertinently Romelu Lukaku, who is at Roma, and Ian Maatsen, temporarily with Dortmund.

While BVB are known to want to retain Maatsen, the future of Lukaku is less clear, though it has been suggested he could be used as a makeweight in a deal to bring Victor Osimhen to the club in the summer.

Lewis Hall, meanwhile, has already had a purchase agreement triggered with Newcastle.

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