Chelsea’s manager-to-be When Mauricio Pochettino gets to Stamford Bridge, he will be in charge of a big summer clean-out.
When Mauricio Pochettino takes over at Chelsea this summer, it is said that seven players will be given permission to leave the club. The Argentine manager is almost ready to be named the Blues’ new head coach. When he gets to west London, one of his first jobs will be to make some money by selling things.
Chelsea has the biggest team in the Premier League, and Todd Boehly will be happy to get some money back by selling players who don’t fit Pochettino’s plan.
The Evening Standard says that a number of stars are already being lined up for exits, and based on the prices on Transfermarkt, they could earn Chelsea as much as £136 million.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to be the first player to leave Chelsea. He has only been with the Blues for one season, so he won’t be needed next year. He is valued at just £6m.
It is thought that Barcelona wants to sign the Gabon player, who never wanted to leave the Catalan giants in the first place.Mateo Kovacic, a midfielder, is also on his way out of Chelsea because the club hasn’t been able to agree on a new contract with the Croat, who has just over a year left on his present deal.
Kovacic, who is wanted by Manchester United, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich, could bring in a lot of money because he is worth £34.7 million. Christian Pulisic, on the other hand, could bring in £27.7 million for Chelsea this summer.
The USMNT player has had another hard season on a personal level, scoring just once in 21 Premier League games.
Hakim Ziyech is also on his way out. He almost went on loan to Paris Saint-Germain in January, but the deal fell through. The Moroccan is expected to bring Chelsea £15.6 million.
Edouard Mendy, the team’s goalkeeper, is also rumored to be on his way out. Tottenham is said to be interested in him.
The Senegalese player who won the Champions League is worth £15.6 million, which is the same as his present teammate Ziyech. He wants to get his career back on track after a frustrating season in which he was hurt a lot.
Since his disappointing loan stint in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, where he now plays for Xabi Alonso, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s value has gone down.
The 22-year-old hasn’t scored in 14 Bundesliga games and has only scored once this season across all categories. He is about to go back to Chelsea.
The player is thought to be in talks to move to AC Milan. If the move goes through, it could be one of Chelsea’s first departures of the window.
As Pochettino gets ready to crack the whip at Chelsea, where big changes are needed to get their goals back on track after a bad season, there could be more deaths.
Chelsea is currently on track to finish outside of the spots that qualify for European competition. This means that the club will have a hard time convincing trade targets to join.