Suffering consecutive huge losses over the past two years, Chelsea is at high risk of having to sell many players in the summer transfer window of 2023.
Last season, Chelsea reported a loss of £121 million. In the past two years, “The Blues” have lost a total of £274 million.
Regarding transfers, the 21/22 season saw Chelsea earn £123 million from transfer fees – including Tammy Abraham, Marc Guehi, Fikayo Tomori, and Kurt Zouma. During the same period, the team spent £118 million on new players.
The latest figures DO NOT include the recent £600 million transfer expenditure by the club under new owner Todd Boehly. In the last winter transfer window, they brought Enzzo Fernandez – Chelsea most expensive signing in history with a transfer fee of £107m. If they don’t find a way to reduce their losses, “The Blues” will face the risk of violating financial fair play rules.
One possibility is that The Blues will sell some of the key players in their cumbersome 36-man squad in the Premier League. The Sun even recently created a strong lineup of stars set to leave Stamford Bridge.
Players like Mason Mount, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who were trained by the club themselves, could help “The Blues” make a profit.
Mason Mount is currently being pursued by many big clubs, including Manchester United transfer targets. According to the English media, Chelsea has set a price of £50 million for teams that want to acquire the English midfielder.
In addition to the “home-grown” stars, Chelsea is also considering selling players in the “senior” category. Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, Hakim Ziyech, and Christian Pulisic are all ready to be negotiated. These are big names, but they haven’t had many chances to start this season.
Edouard Mendy is likely to leave as contract negotiations between him and The Blues have stalled. The Senegalese goalkeeper has lost his starting position to Kepa and wants to reunite with his former coach Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich.
In other developments, Man City is reportedly interested in acquiring the services of defender Ben Chilwell. Chelsea could receive £70 million if they agree to let the player move to the Etihad Stadium.
Coach Graham Potter surely does not want to lose so many players. But if they do not act soon, Chelsea will sooner or later be caught by the English Football Association. Additionally, the club has had to postpone upgrades to their Stamford Bridge home.
Additionally, it should be noted that Chelsea’s current wage bill is very inflated. Specifically, The Sun revealed that “The Blues” are the team that pays the highest player salaries in the Premier League with a figure of over £212 million per season.
In the 2023 summer transfer window, Chelsea wants to continue spending big on “marquee signings.” Osimhen is one of the names that the London club is targeting. But given the current situation, it is difficult for “The Blues” to be aggressive in the transfer market.
Chelsea does not have many chances to break into the top 4 of the Premier League. They are currently in 10th place in the standings, 11 points behind the top 4. However, Chelsea still has a chance in the Champions League. “The Blues” will face reigning champions Real Madrid in the quarterfinals.
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