Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly set to raise £85million in transfer fees with as many as 12 current Blues set to be shown the door by the German.
According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur, as relayed by the Daily Express, there are a number of players within his current squad that are not in his plans this summer.
This includes a few surprise inclusions such as defender Malang Sarr, who is yet to make his Chelsea first-team debut despite having joined last summer on a free transfer from Nice.
Loan returnees Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Davide Zappacosta and Tiemoue Bakayoko are all also among the more valuable assets reportedly being made available for transfer by Tuchel.
Meanwhile, there are a number of fringe players including the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Jake Clarke-Salter, Matt Miazga, Abdul Baba Rahman, Charlie Musonda, Trevoh Chalobah and Lewis Baker who are all set to be jettisoned from Stamford Bridge this summer.
Should their exits all be sealed, it would certainly hand a huge benefit to Chelsea as they aim to seal a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
According to Transfermarkt, Chelsea could secure a maximum of £68.4m by selling Sarr, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Bakayoko and Zappacosta this summer, with the remainder of the players carrying that fee up to around £85m.
Not only that, however, but having all of their respective wages off of the wage bill will almost certainly ease the financial burden and would allow the Blues to offer far more resources to any potential incomings – including Haaland.
With Tuchel having had his input on who could leave west London, the ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss appears to have followed through on his promise to have a considerable say on Chelsea’s transfer business.
Talking in May, the German said: “This is also a process and I have my ideas of course. I have ideas of certain profiles. This is not about me wishing for this player A and B and if they don’t come I will get angry. This was never like this in my whole career. This will not be like this.
“I totally understand there are issues to solve with the agents, the player, the interests of a club. It is not only about me and my wishes. I talk with the club and give my opinion and we share this with the scouting and of course I’m involved and I should be involved and I have absolutely the feeling that I am involved.”
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