Chelsea has reportedly earmarked up to 10 players for sale this summer as Frank Lampard prepares a transfer spree. The west London side is said to be keen offload players deemed surplus requirements to fund the transfer of new signings.
Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for up to 10 first-team players, including goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho and centre-back trio Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christiansen.
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Despite not signing any player last summer, Lampard was able to guide the Blues to a top-four finish and FA Cup finals where they lost to rivals Arsenal at Wembley Stadium.
However, the Mirror UK citing The Times report Lampard is prepared to lead a revolution at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Among the players lined up for offloading include four defenders to bring in new reinforcements who can add depth in the backline. Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmieri, and Marcos Alonso are therefore understood to be available for purchase.
In the midfield, N’Golo Kante headlines a list of other players including Ross Barkley and Willian tipped to leave the club. Joining the trio in the list includes Tiemoue Bakayoko, Mitchy Batshuayi, and Kepa Arrizabalaga who have been underwhelming through the season.
Chelsea will need to pay over £80 million, a new world record fee for a defender, if they want to sign Ben Chilwell from Leicester this summer, according to the Mirror 🤑 pic.twitter.com/8gOkwhu2jy
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Chelsea has already landed the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech but plans to add more in a bid to challenge for titles in the coming season in Europe.
Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz remain top on Lampard’s transfer wish-list.