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Done jor-rod, now is the time for The Blues to streamline the squad…
Christian Pulisic is reportedly at the top of Chelsea’s list of players for sale, with the United States (US) international set to lead a mass exodus from the west London club.
The Blues have invested heavily in the January transfer market, with the club’s owner Todd Boehly and those at Stamford Bridge shelling out around £600 million to bring in the new names that have bolstered Graham Potter’s squad.
On the front line, for example, there have been many new players such as Joao Felix who was on loan from Atletico Madrid and Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke, respectively from Shakhtar Donetsk and PSV, when the old players were still there.
Pulisic leads Chelsea mass exodus?
A number of players will now be sold by Chelsea in the transfer market next summer, with ESPN reports that Pulisic is the first name that is ready to be cashed in by the Blues management.
Injury problems and increasing competition up front for the Premier League giants have meant it has been difficult for the US star to get a chance to play, having made just 21 appearances and scored just one goal so far.
Chelsea are ready to accept offers from any party for the 24-year-old winger, who is under contract until 2024.
Who else will Chelsea sell?
The Blues also have no objection to parting ways with Hakim Ziyech, who came close to joining Paris Saint-Germain in January, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also appears to have no future in west London.
Other names such as Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly and Callum Hudson-Odoi also have the opportunity to be sold by Chelsea when there is a suitable offer.
Chelsea will also be looking to cut their losses after paying Romelu Lukaku a record £97.5 million in the 2021/22 season from Inter Milan yesterday but loaned him back to the same club this term. The futures of N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount are also uncertain, as both are still negotiating new contracts.