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Fabrizio Romano names four names who will leave Cheslea as part of overhaul

Published: Updated: 05:37, 13 May 2024
Some big names are expected to leave Stamford Bridge to make space in FFP

Chelsea Football Club is gearing up for another significant summer exodus as the transfer window prepares to open. Following a season that saw 15 players leave, including notable names like Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the Blues are set for further departures. This article delves into the potential changes in Chelsea's squad and what it means for Premier League teams.

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea's manager, is keen on reshaping his playing squad once again. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, four first-team players have been identified as likely candidates for an exit. This move aligns with Pochettino’s strategy of building a team that fits his vision and style of play.

Chelsea will need to tread carefully given their net spend and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations which could force their hand when it comes to player sales. The club has spent heavily in recent years on new signings; however, they must also ensure they comply with UEFA’s financial rules designed to prevent clubs from overspending.

Lukaku one of potential departures

One of the key figures speculated about is Romelu Lukaku who hasn't quite hit his stride at Chelsea since his stunning return in 2021 after loan spells with Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Roma. At 30 years old, the Belgian striker will likely be considering his future options carefully.

Fabrizio Romano, Transfer guru, said:

“We’re likely to see departures at Chelsea this summer, particularly with the players who are currently out on loan,"

“As previously reported, the plan is for Armando Broja to be sold once he comes back from his loan at Fulham, and Hakim Ziyech can already be considered to have played his last game for Chelsea. I also expect Romelu Lukaku and Ian Maatsen to leave Chelsea, but for the others, we have to wait and see what happens.”

Lukaku has been impressive with Roma

Despite not finding consistent form at Stamford Bridge this season, Lukaku has enjoyed another strong spell away from his parent club while on loan at Roma - netting 20 goals so far across all competitions this season.

While Saudi Arabia has been tipped as a possible destination for Lukaku next season, it remains unconfirmed whether Roma will attempt to keep him beyond the summer months.

The upcoming transfer window promises to be a period of significant change in Chelsea squad. With the potential departure of key players, the club will need to balance its ambitions with financial regulations. As fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike keep a keen eye on these developments, only time will tell how these changes will shape Chelsea's future performance in the Premier League.

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