The Five Players Chelsea Want Exited To Fund Kai Havertz Deal And Future Transfers

Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr have been announced, while Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz are expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

In a summer where many clubs have been hamstrung by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chelsea are spending money to fight for another Premier League title.

There also need to be outgoings to make space on their books and fund any future deals.

Let’s now see who the Blues are trying to sell this summer:

Emerson Palmieri

With the signing of Ben Chilwell on Wednesday it means that Lampard has three first team left-backs on his books, so one has to go.

The first name expected to leave is Emerson Palmieri, with Marcos Alonso likely to keep his place in the squad and be the back-up to Chilwell.

Emerson has struggled during his time with the Blues and has rarely been given an opportunity to start for the club.

The 26-year-old is looking for a way out of the club and he is set for a move back to Italy, with Inter Milan leading the chase for the Italy international.

Michy Batshuayi

The Belgian is another player who has struggled for game time in the first team and has often just been a player who has come off the bench.

The 26-year-old is now well down the pecking order with the arrival of Werner and expected signing of Kai Havertz.

Batshuayi is going to be sent out on a permanent basis or a potential loan with option to buy, with the striker's time with the Blues coming to an end.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

There was a lot of hope for the Frenchman at Chelsea, but after one season it looked pretty obvious that it wasn't going to be a good fit.

The central midfielder has spent the last two seasons out on loan and now is going to be heading to AC Milan once again.

That could be the final exit from west London, however, with an option to buy expected to be part of the deal.

Danny Drinkwater

This could be a difficult player to move off Chelsea's books, but the club want it to happen in one way or the other.

The central midfielder had two poor loan spells last season, first with Burnley and then with Aston Villa.

If Chelsea can find a buyer, then it would free up a lot of space for further incomings.

Davide Zappacosta

The Italian right-back will no doubt be best known for his strike in the Champions League win over Qarabag and his clearance off the line in the Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, those moments won't be enough to keep him at the Blues and after a loan spell with Roma, Chelsea are looking to sell.

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The 28-year-old is returning from a serious injury and the Blues are looking to move him on either permanently or with a loan to buy.


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