Chelsea to lose over £30m on player in first summer sale with more to follow

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Chelsea have apparently made a loss of just over £30 million on the player to be sold in summer 2024. And it wasn't a Todd Boehly signing, surprisingly, as there could be further losses on some of the more recent acquisitions as well, as The Pride of London see it. And there will be many more exits to follow at Stamford Bridge, if media suggestions are to be believed. PoL give views on news and transfer rumours.

Hakim Ziyech is set to finally leave Chelsea. The talented winger didn't quite live up to expectations on Fulham Road, to be fair. Though, as I say, he does have a gifted skill set. Surely he could have been utilised productively in the Premier League by a different manager. Maybe at a different time, or at another club, even.

And there were some in the fan base of the opinion that the Morocco international was not afforded adequate minutes or starts with Chelsea. Could he have been more successful with the Blues if given further backing and a constant starter at CFC? Possibly. We will never know now.

That is because Ziyech is said to be on the move this summer. At long last, after being out of favour at the Bridge not to mention a loan spell, the 31-year-old shall ostensibly join Galatasaray on a permanent basis.

The attacker originally set the Blues back £33m in 2020. However, the west London outfit will only recoup a fraction of that outlay. Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that the Turkish side have triggered an obligation to buy clause; Chels' will now only receive £2.5m for Ziyech's services.

Although the purchase of the former Ajax man transpired before Boehly's arrival at Chelsea, I cannot help but think of some of the unfortunate signings the American has overseen and their respective current values. Just imagine how much prices of one or two of those recruits have decreased over the past couple of years.

Other unwanted Chelsea personnel expected to be auctioned off over preseason

According to this report from The Express, there will be a mass exodus of Blues over the subsequent months. Lewis Hall, whose Newcastle United standing was uncertain a while back as per Eddie Howe, shall join the Magpies permanently. Of course, Chelsea must replace the quality and leadership skills of departing veteran defender Thiago Silva, too. Who's next to go?!