Five players who could leave Chelsea this summer

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 14 May 2024 07:55 CDT
  • 3 min read
Conor Gallagher, Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea, 2023/24
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Chelsea are set for a mega summer of transfer business, but the Blues may be forced to sell several players in order to sign their desired targets.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have played a risky game in regards to Financial Fair Play since arriving at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea’s pursuit of Victor Osimhen may rely on their ability to offload stars this summer.

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Below, FootballTransfers runs through five players who could leave Chelsea during the upcoming summer transfer window.

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Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher has been Chelsea’s most used player in the Premier League this season, but the Blues may sell the Englishman in order to raise funds.

The fact Gallagher came through the Cobham academy means he would generate ‘pure profit’ if he is sold, which is an appealing prospect to the Chelsea owners.

Tottenham Hotspur are heavily interested and Gallagher could well leave Stamford Bridge this summer, even though Pochettino wants him to stay.

READ MORE: Five players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is another player who qualifies as ‘pure profit’ and he is expected to leave Chelsea this summer.

The Englishman rejected a move to Nottingham Forest in 2023, while Bayern Munich were also interested, and the early suggestions are that he will finally depart when the summer window opens.

However, he has emerged as a regular starter since returning from injury, which could mean his Chelsea career extends into 2025.

Armando Broja

Armando Broja at Chelsea
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Armando Broja was loaned to Fulham in January in a bid to drive up his price tag ahead of the summer window. However, things haven’t gone as planned at all, with Rodrigo Muniz finding his goalscoring boots the minute Broja arrived at Craven Cottage.

Broja has barely featured and while his valuation will now be low, it’s unlikely that Chelsea will keep him.

Ian Maatsen

Ian Maatsen has stated that he wanted to become a regular at Chelsea after returning to the club last summer, but Pochettino was reluctant to use him during the first half of the 2023-24 campaign and he was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund in January.

The Dutchman has been the Bundesliga side’s first-choice left-back since arriving and a permanent switch is on the cards as Chelsea look to raise funds.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku, Roma
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Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea career has looked over for the best part of two years, but he remains contracted to the Blues.

The Belgium international is currently on loan at AS Roma. While they are unlikely to purchase him permanently, a summer exit remains a possibility, with the Saudi Pro League as one potential option.

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