CHELSEA are reportedly planning a massive squad cull in order to raise funds for new signings this summer.
The Blues have already spent around £150million on new signings Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina, and Marc Cucurella.
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But Blues boss Thomas Tuchel still isn’t content, and is desperate to make more additions to his squad before the transfer window shuts.
And he’s willing to axe FOUR stars to plump up the Blues’ transfer kitty.
The unwanted quartet set for the boot is compiled of Marcos Alonso, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr and Hakim Ziyech, according to The Athletic.
All four players no longer feature in Tuchel’s long-term plans as he looks to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for Premier League supremacy.
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And The Blues reckon they can replenish their books by offloading the fringe players – like the club did when sending Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan on loan.
The West Londoners received a sum of just under £7m for the Belgium international for his one-year move to Italy, and they feel the aforementioned stars can command a similar fee.
Alonso’s set to join former Blues counterpart Andreas Christensen at Barcelona.
His desire to leave was confirmed by Tuchel following Cucurella’s arrival.
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Werner’s on the brink of completing a switch to former club RB Leipzig.
Ziyech is being chased by AC Milan and Man United where Erik ten Hag is reportedly eager to reunite with the Morrocan he managed at Ajax previously.
Meanwhile, Ligue 1 outfit Monaco are keen on signing Sarr on a season-long loan deal. Fulham have also been linked.
If the Blues manage to offload the group, they’ll be able to focus on bringing in the world-class players Tuchel desperately craves.
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He’s got his sights set on former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, along with Leicester City ace Wesley Fofana, and Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong.
Tuchel’s desire for new stars will have been exacerbated on the weekend when the Blues scraped a 1-0 win over Everton in the season opener with the help of a Jorginho penalty.