Chelsea Plan Major Transfer Overhaul with Five Exits Including £40m Conor Gallagher
Chelsea is looking to sell five players in order to finance new signings in the upcoming January transfer window.
Chelsea's Busy Transfer Market
Since a consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital purchased Chelsea in May 2022, the club has been very active in the transfer market. They have spent over £1 billion on 30 new players.
With more signings expected in the upcoming January transfer window, Chelsea needs to offload some players to comply with the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability rules and finance their new acquisitions.
Players on the Way Out
According to reports, academy graduates Conor Gallagher, Trevoh Chalobah, and Armando Broja are among the players that Chelsea is willing to sell.
The Athletic reported that Chelsea is open to the idea of letting Gallagher leave for a fee of around £40 million. Despite featuring in most Premier League games this season and regularly captaining the team, there have been no indications of any contract talks.
Potential Signings and Departures
In addition to Gallagher, other players that Chelsea is considering selling include Chalobah, who has been linked with Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Roma, and Crystal Palace. Broja could also depart if Chelsea brings in another striker.
The club is reportedly interested in signing Brentford's Ivan Toney, Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Boniface, and RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko as potential replacements. Left-back Ian Maatsen may also leave as he only has 18 months left on his contract.