5 untouchable Chelsea players who Enzo Maresca must not sell in summer

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As the summer transfer window fast approaches, Chelsea fans would understandably prefer to focus on signings rather than player sales. That said, here are 5 untouchable Chelsea players who Enzo Maresca must sell in the summer transfer window...

5 untouchable Chelsea players who Enzo Maresca must not sell in summer

1. Conor Gallagher

Seems counter-intuitive, right? Why would Chelsea keep a contract rebel to allow him to leave for free this summer?

Well, what happened to the Chelsea of the past? Granted, Conor Gallagher has not shown too much desire to extend his stay beyond his current deal, but this could certainly change under the right tutelage of Enzo Maresca.

Maresca has shown his love for the box-to-box midfielder. The former Leicester City boss placed a particular emphasis on Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in the Championship last season, a player who has a similar profile to Gallagher.

Chelsea must avoid the trap of believing their players are seeking a move away - They can change this perception, but it is down to the club.

2. Christopher Nkunku

It would be a surprise if Christopher Nkunku was sold already but with the interest emerging from the Saudi Pro League, Chelsea must avoid selling the Frenchman.

The striker did not have the best debut season as he was plagued with injuries but he could certainly prove himself under the new manager Enzo Maresca. Therefore, he is an untouchable Chelsea player in the summer transfer window.

3. Cole Palmer

Chelsea made a shock investment to sign Cole Palmer last summer but in just a year, his stock price has already risen. While the temptation is always there to cash in, especially to meet Profit and Sustainability rules, Palmer should not be up for sale at any cost. After all, he was their best player in the 2023/24 campaign.

4. Reece James

Not to use the age-old cliche but Reece James will feel like a new signing next season. So far, the Chelsea academy graduate has had a career plagued by injury. However, undergoing the surgery to amend the ongoing issues was the right decision. He will be key to Enzo Maresca, who places a particular emphasis on full-backs.

5. Moisés Caicedo

He demonstrated his brilliance on the final day of last season. It took him a while to kick on, but Moisés Caicedo put in some consistent performances in the second half of last season. He will hope to impress under the new manager.