Chelsea to raise more than £150 million this summer transfer window

Transfer rumours assessed
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Chelsea have whopping eight centerback on their books and trimming that number has to be a priority in the upcoming transfer window. Four of the latest arrivals will certainly not be sold but the likes of Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Trevor Chalobah can easily be sold this summer. The Brazilian veteran will be leaving the Blues on a free after a successful four year stint at the club. The same season CFC signed Thiago Silva, the club also signed Malang Sarr on a free which was hailed as a smart signing for the club. The French defender went on to only make a few appearances for the Blues and failed to impress on loan at Porto and AS Monaco. He is nowhere near the squad, therefore the club have to cut their losses on the French defender and sell high this summer. Chelsea might not be able to command any sort to sizeable fee but would certainly to able to shift on his high wages (£6.24 million annually).

But one of the most profitable asset the club can sell this summer is Trevor Chalobah who turned down a move to Nottingham Forest the previous summer transfer window after the club accepted a £25 million bid. The Blues can certainly expect a similar fee for the defender this summer, also moving on his salary of £2.60 million annually.

In terms of right backs, the clubs are well equipped with the likes of Reece James and Malo Gusto, the latter who has proved his capability to play in a Chelsea shirt this season. But for the left back position, the club currently have four on their books. Lewis Hall who is currently on loan at Newcastle United will be making his move to the Magpies permanent after their win against Spurs for £28 million.

Another promising youngster out on loan is Ian Maatsen, playing at Borussia Dortmund. The Dutch international rejected a deadline day move to Burnley after the club accepted a £31.5 million bid. The full back featured regularly in pre season for the team, most as a winger and seemed to be a part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans but the manager barely gave the youngster a chance despite our struggle with injuries. Maatsen renewed his contract before joining Borussia Dortmund on loan in January, but the left-back is still likely to be sold and has a £35m release clause. Dortmund and Bayern Munich are interested in a permanent summer transfer for Maatsen. But with the club looking for a left back, should the club really be selling their youngsters who are doing well on loan?

Transfer Fees: £88 million Wages: £15.97 million