Revealed: Chelsea open to selling SEVEN first-team stars

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • 2 Jul 2024 08:00 CDT
  • 3 min read
Enzo Maresca, Chelsea, Leicester, 2023/24

Chelsea are reportedly willing to sell seven first-team stars as they look to trim down Enzo Maresca’s squad ahead of the new campaign.

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Tosin Adarabioyo, Omari Kellyman and Marc Guiu have already joined the club for a combined €28.4 million this summer, and their arrivals could result in multiple departures.

Last season, Chelsea allowed senior stars Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech and Kepa Arrizabalaga to leave the club on loan. However, this will not happen again.

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That is according to The Athletic, who have revealed that only academy players and those under the age of 21 will be loaned out for the 2024-25 season. Alfie Gilchrist is one such player, with Preston North End and Como wanting to sign the 20-year-old on loan.

In addition, Chelsea are reportedly willing to sell Armando Broja, Cesare Casadei, David Datro Fofana, Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah, Lukaku and Kepa on permanent deals.

Conor Gallagher may also leave the club, but a contract renewal hasn’t been ruled out.

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Carney Chukwuemeka update

Carney Chukwuemeka, who joined Chelsea for €18m in 2022, has been linked with a summer exit amid reported interest from AC Milan. However, the Englishman is unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge.

As per The Athletic, Chelsea rate the 20-year-old extremely highly and have dismissed reports that he could be available on a loan with an option to buy deal.

Carney Chukwuemeka, Chelsea
© IMAGO - Carney Chukwuemeka, Chelsea

The former Aston Villa academy star made just 12 appearances last season due to injury, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s imminent arrival had prompted speculation that Chukwuemeka could depart this summer.

But, the youngster is reportedly unlikely to leave Chelsea, with the Blues eager to retain his services.

Dewsbury-Hall’s move, on the other hand, is expected to be announced shortly. A full agreement has been reached with Leicester City and the Englishman has completed his medical.

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