Chelsea's transfer clear out: What fans need to know

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The Chelsea squad has undergone vast turnovers in the past few years, especially in the post-Roman Abramovich era, as the new ownership has integrated their youth-focused recruitment approach.

The club is set to witness another squad personnel shuffle in the coming summer transfer window, with outgoings a priority than incomings, in an attempt to show a more positive bottom line rather than the 90-million-pound loss they reflected in the 2022-23 financial statements.

Thiago Silva

The legendary Brazilian center-back is set to sign for his hometown club after an incredibly successful spell at Chelsea. Despite joining the club at age 35, Silva lifted the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Silva's farewell from Chelsea has been emotional for himself, his family, and the Blues supporters who have adored Silva since his arrival.

The 39-year-old announced his departure from the club on social media through a touching interview where he mentions that he does not bid goodbye to Chelsea as he "intends to come back to Chelsea one day".