TANTRUM – Five main Chelsea players have been allowed to leave the English club this summer.
The permit was issued by Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel. Previously, Chelsea had allowed Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan.
Meanwhile, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left as free agents. The Blues, Chelsea’s nickname, has so far brought in two players, namely Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea will likely continue to add new players before the summer transfer window closes on September 1, 2022. But there is also the possibility of the club selling five of its main players.
According to the Daily Mirror journalist, Darrean Lewis, reported by Sportsmole reported by Republika.co.id, Wednesday, 27 July 2022, the five players are Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic. Lewis added that Azpilicueta and Alonso wanted to join Barcelona.
Azpilicueta spent 10 years at Chelsea and made 474 appearances in all competitions.
He has 12 months left on his contract. Meanwhile, Alonso only has less than one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Ziyech has been linked with AC Milan and Manchester United. Milan have reportedly reopened talks over the possibility of acquiring the services of the Moroccan player.
Ziyech, who scored 14 goals in 83 games in all competitions for Chelsea, is fighting for his place as a regular.
But his efforts so far have not been entirely successful so that the discourse of his move has surfaced.
If he joins Milan, he will be reunited with his former Chelsea team-mates, Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud.
Werner is also struggling to get a place as a regular at Chelsea. Tuchel also challenged him to get it.
He still has three years left on his contract but he is willing to leave in order to make regular appearances ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Even with Pulisic’s future which continues to be linked with his departure from Chelsea. He is a player who is wide open for sale after the club spent big money to sign Sterling.
Pulisic has also never started under Tuchel. Juventus and Milan are watching him.