Chelsea planning 15-player exodus in summer transfer window

Chelsea planning mass exodus in summer transfer window

Graham Potter is struggling to use his system on all of the players during practices as he’s dealing with an array of them. And the Blues are anticipated to do a large-scale exodus this summer to take control of an overabundance of players.

Also, any player whom Potter would like to retain but who is hesitant to sign a new deal that exceeds three years will be put in the store window, according to the Telegraph (h/t Express.UK).

Todd Boehly, the owner, is getting ready for intense contract talks with 15 first-team players to find out who is dedicated to his mission. Graham Potter presently oversees a 32-man team at Stamford Bridge, which is perhaps a factor in his recent poor performance.

Chelsea's US owner Todd Boehly looks on.
Chelsea’s US owner Todd Boehly looks on. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)

According to the source, Boehly would give priority to squad players in west London whose contracts have fewer than 2.5 years left to run.

With 15 fitting the requirements, it might result in a number of well-known players becoming available for picks at the end of the season. The Cobham alumnus Mason Mount, whose deal at Stamford Bridge expires next summer (Transfermarkt), is the subject of most recent attention.

He might leave Chelsea as soon as the conclusion of the current campaign if his requests to become one of the club’s best-paid players on a new deal are not satisfied. Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Christian Pulisic, meanwhile, are just three of the several players here that don’t seem to be destined for regular first-team football anytime soon.

Mason Mount when he played in Premier League 2 with Chelsea's youth team.
Mason Mount when he played in Premier League 2 with Chelsea’s youth team. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Only those who have been productive for the team and contributed anything should be given pay raises, keeping in mind that we must maintain financial stability and adhere to the Financial Fair Play regulations.

It seems that the squad now is bloated to a point where axing players is a necessity. It makes no sense to have players on our payroll that contribute nothing to the team and are just there to make up the numbers

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Before we buy any player, it should be our priority to first sell players. This could also help us raise cash to fund further transfers because, in all honesty, we have been spending a lot without any major sales under Todd Boehly. It would help the books massively if we show some money coming in through transfers as well.