Chelsea still need to sanction six transfers to continue Mauricio Pochettino’s big rebuild| SolSportHQ
The latest on outgoings at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea still looking to sell six more players before the summer transfer window closes and complete Mauricio Pochettino’s rebuild
Despite Chelsea already offloading 11 players this summer, the club are still actively trying to sell more of their first-team squad before the window’s conclusion.
The Blues have already generated over £200million in player sales with the window still having a month-and-a-half remaining, but there are still talks underway for others to leave. Meanwhile, Chelsea are still locked in talks with Brighton over a possible deal to sign midfielder Moises Caicedo.
Personal terms have already been agreed upon verbally, with nothing signed just yet. Caicedo has his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge and it is understood his head will not be swayed despite interest from elsewhere in the Premier League.
However, Lyon are determined not to sell the France Under-21s international. Interestingly enough, though, the French club did not rule out selling Cherki, with the Ligue 1 side currently under a bit of pressure to sell their players.
Chelsea will be hoping to get these deals done as soon as possible so they have as much time as possible to work under newly-appointed head coach Mauricio Pochettino. There is still plenty of uncertainty over five players in the squad and their futures at the club, though, as football.london discusses below.
Pochettino ideally wants four central defenders to choose from and with all of those above him in the pecking order, Chalobah could depart west London in the coming weeks. There is plenty of interest in the Cobham graduate, from fellow Premier League clubs and Inter Milan, who spoke about the defender during talks with Chelsea earlier in the window.
Chelsea are still looking to find a new home for Ziyech, who is determined to leave the club this summer. It looked for all the world that the Morocco international was on his way to Al-Nassr but the Saudi Pro League club decided not to sign him after he went through a medical.
There is still plenty of interest in Ziyech from Saudi Arabia, and some clubs in Europe, too, but currently there is nothing advanced in terms of the 30-year-old leaving. With two years remaining on his deal, Chelsea will seek a healthy fee for the tricky Moroccan winger.
Hudson-Odoi, who has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, has informed officials at Chelsea that he wishes to leave the club this summer. The 22-year-old winger spent last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen but now has interest from Fulham and Nottingham Forest, among others.
Fulham have agreed a deal to re-sign Willian but it is understood the Cottagers remain keen on bringing Hudson-Odoi in as well. The Cobham graduate has been training away from the main group in recent weeks.
Inter Milan have pulled out of their pursuit of Lukaku despite initial interest from the Champions League runners-up. Chelsea turned down an offer believed to be in the region of £30million for the 30-year-old earlier this month.
Juventus remain keen on signing the Chelsea striker, who wants to leave the west Londoners on a permanent basis this summer. There is also interest in Lukaku from Saudi Arabia but the Belgian international is keen on remaining in Europe for the time being.
Aubameyang, like the above players, also wants to leave Chelsea this summer after an unsuccessful return to England. The Gabon striker was signed by Thomas Tuchel last summer but the reunion with his former Borussia Dortmund boss lasted just a matter of days. Nothing is advanced in terms of Aubameyang leaving the club as of yet, but he does have plenty of interest from elsewhere.
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