Chelsea began to be busy maneuvering in the 2022 summer transfer market. While busy shopping, the manager Thomas Tuchel is also rumored to be cutting his first team ahead of the 2022/2023 season.
According to the Mirror, Wednesday (20/7/2022), Chelsea will do a massive laundry. Reportedly, as many as 15 players will be released this summer.
So far, Chelsea have brought in Raheem Sterling from Chelsea with a tag of 50 million pounds (Rp 901 billion), including bonuses after appearances. Furthermore, the Blues brought Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli with a tag of 33.8 million pounds (Rp 609 billion).
Shopping action has not stopped. Chelsea are also rumored to have reached an agreement with Sevilla over the transfer of Jules Kunde and the possibility of signing Prisnel Kimpembe from Paris Saint-Germain.
On the sidelines of guerrilla action in the transfer market, Chelsea maneuvered to release players. Who is on the list of 15 players who will be sacked by Chelsea?
The first name to be listed is striker Timo Werner. Thomas Tuchel seems dissatisfied with the performance of the German player.
Werner also indicated that he would leave Stamford Bridge in his statement.
“Obviously I want more minutes to play. I have to play more to be fit for the 2022 World Cup, and have a chance to play in the World Cup,” he added.
Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger have even left because their contracts expired. They joined Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively.
Romelu Lukaku has also left Stamford Bridge. He decided to return to Inter Milan on loan during the 2022/2023 season.
The list of players who left did not stop here.
Barca are still hoping to bring in two other Chelsea players, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso. Defender Levi Colwill will also be looking for first-team opportunities at other clubs.
The three defenders who were on loan last season, Emerson Palmieri, Ethan Ampadu and Baba Rahman, will leave then. It is possible that this time the three of them left permanently.
Tino Anjorin is also predicted to be sacked by Chelsea, while Billy Gilmour is rumored to be looking for a loan opportunity to another club, after last season playing at Norwich City.
Tiemoue Bakayoko may also leave Stamford Bridge permanently, having not played since the 2018 FA Cup final.
Other players likely heading their way out are Ross Barkley and Kenedy. Michy Batshuayi scored 14 goals while on loan at Besiktas last season. He will go to another club with the option of another loan or a permanent move.
Armano Broja is rumored to be joining West Ham United. Meanwhile, Hakim Ziyech’s future at Chelsea is also in doubt.
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