Pulisic on the chopping block as Chelsea plan summer sale to ease financial burden

Todd Boehly‘s rejuvenation of Chelsea’s playing squad has been entertaining for fans of the club to watch, however there is an inevitable sale coming in the summer to help balance the books.

Chelsea‘s attempt at circumventing FFP rules by amortizing the value of contracts over a period of eight years has inherent risks with regards to player performance, yet there are clear benefits.

The FFP books show Chelsea spending a lot less money as a result of these longer contracts, and the additional selling of players will help those books look even better.

Ziyech set to lead exodus

Hakim Ziyech was set to leave Stamford Bridge on deadline day as part of a loan deal to Paris Saint-Germain, but the contracts fell through.

The Moroccan is now set to leave in the summer on a permanent deal with the club having too big a squad to move forwards.

Christian Pulisic has found game-time hard to come by and is likely to look for an exit route as he plans to be the figurehead of the United States’ 2026 World Cup campaign.

Kalidou Koulibaly only arrived in the summer but the Senegalese defender hasn’t been able to reproduce his Napoli form.

Mateo Kovacic is an excellent midfielder, but he is one of the more sellable assets left at the club.

Enzo Fernandez‘s arrival has left the midfield bloated and the Croatian would command a lot of interest.

Furthermore, there is the small matter of Romelu Lukaku‘s imminent return.

Inter haven’t been convinced by his form in his second spell in Milan, and are likely to send him back to London.

Chelsea, despite their need for a striker, will hope to sell the Belgian international and he could command a significant fee.

Callum Hudson-Odoi‘s development has stalled completely, and it is likely that all parties regret not allowing him to move to Bayern Munich.

He will be sold, whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already in talks with LAFC after being left out of the club’s Champions League squad.