Chelsea Could Sell Eight Stars As Squad Ovehaul Continues

Chelsea could sell as many as eight players in the summer as they look to continue to overhaul Graham Potter's squad.

Coming off the back of a rather absurd transfer window that saw Chelsea spend in excess of £300 million ($371m) and break the British transfer record previously held by Jack Grealish to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica, the changes don't appear to be stopping. The Guardian reports that the club are preparing for a clearout of underperforming first-team players this coming summer, in what could be a ruthless sale of familiar faces.

The report states that owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital are aware that the team must improve in order to climb back up the league table. The process of refreshing the squad started in January as Jorginho left for Arsenal, but a deal that would've seen Hakim Ziyech join Paris Saint-Germain fell through. He, along with Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all on the chopping block, while Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi are unlikely to remain when they return from their respective loans.

Ben Chilwell could leave the club also, with Manchester City having shown an interest following the departure of Joao Cancelo.