The Blues are willing to sell six on loan stars to generate transfer funds for new arrivals at Chelsea in the summer window.
Chelsea are having quite a torrid season so far, Antonio Conte won the Premier League title during his first season in charge of the club but it has all gone downhill ever since. The West London side currently sits fifth on the Premier League table and is likely to miss out on a Champions League spot for next term.
The former Premier League champions are also running tight on transfer funds but have to dig into their loan stars to liquidate some cash inflow. Their loan army was built for two main reasons; to allow the development of talent at different clubs from youngsters and to sell the ones who could not make it to the first team or provide success to Chelsea.
But with the Chelsea system and board in a bit of a tangle at the moment regarding their managers and players, Chelsea will have to opt for the latter and let go of some of their loan superstars just because they need to. A lot of these on-loan players have gone on to become top players for instance-
Michy Batshuayi has been scoring goals galore and adapting well to the Bundesliga at Borussia Dortmund. Marko Van Ginkel has been on loan at PSV for quite a while and has gone on to become captain of the club. Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas have been doing well at Fulham. Kurt Zouma has potential but is likely to get relegated with Stoke City while Kenedy has managed to help Newcastle United remain in the top tier of English football.
And Chelsea is looking to generate a minimum of £100 million from these six players, but Chelsea knows the ability and pragmatic nature of these players who could do well at Stamford Bridge. So it is a dilemma for Chelsea to either sell these players or gain transfer funds or to keep hold of them and grow them further, because benching them back at Stamford Bridge does not make sense.
Chelsea need to sort out their transfer issues big time, they always allow these young players to leave the club and grow, but now when they need them the most, they will have to sell them. Chelsea is also in the redevelopment phase of their stadium and will need funds for that as well so Abramovich needs to get a grip on what’s going on at the club.