Four players at Chelsea exit door ahead of summer Stamford Bridge clear out | Football | Sport


Chelsea could be in for a considerable windfall this summer, with as many as four players set to depart the club according to reports. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Blues are already working on outgoings ahead of the transfer window.

Amongst those currently sitting in the Stamford Bridge departure lounge are fringe players Victor Moses, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Emerson Palmieri. Meanwhile, Fikayo Tomori could also be sold by Thomas Tuchel in the upcoming window.

Moses has found opportunities hard to come by in recent seasons despite having become a key player under title winner Antonio Conte. In the past three seasons, the Nigerian has joined Fenerbahce, Inter Milan and also Spartak Moscow on loan.

He is expected to join the Russian outfit on a permanent deal come the end of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Bakayoko’s Chelsea career never quite got started despite a big-money move from AS Monaco in 2017.

Like Moses, the Frenchman has been sent out on three consecutive loan deals to AC Milan, Monaco and Napoli.

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He has made 21 appearances for the Italian giants throughout the campaign as Stefano Pioli’s men attempt to earn a place back in the UEFA Champions League.

Romano has suggested that the club will decide “next week” over whether to pursue a permanent deal for a £24m (€28m) buy option.

Milan boss Pioli has suggested that a decision may well have been made already.

Talking earlier in the month, he said: “Our intention with Tomori is clear and his intentions are clear too, but that’s for the end of the season and not now.”

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