Fabrizio Romano mentions four players who could leave Chelsea
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has named four Chelsea players who the club are working on selling. Victor Moses, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Emerson Palmieri and Fikayo Tomori are the listed players.
Moses is joining Spartak Moscow on a permanent deal, with Bakayoko and Emerson to follow out of the exit door in the near future.
Furthermore, AC Milan are set to decide next week whether they will activate the £23 million clause in the loan agreement of Tomori.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form for the Serie A outfit and recently scored during a comprehensive victory over Juventus.
Moses, Bakayoko and Emerson won’t be major losses to the Blues.
Emerson has played just 15 times for the club this season and has failed to make much of an impact on the Premier League.
Likewise, Bakayoko leaving will be no major loss either. The midfielder has spent the last three seasons away from Stamford Bridge on loan.
Tomori would probably upset the fan base more than the other two. There is hope that he could still improve and plenty feel he should have been given a bigger chance to shine.
These departures should benefit Chelsea though. Thomas Tuchel will aim to turn the Blues into a team that can challenge for the title next season and he’ll need new recruits.
Offloading four players would certainly add a big chunk of money back into the wage budget and also make room for new arrivals.
Whether any other players depart alongside these four remains to be seen but it does look like being a big summer at Stamford Bridge.
TBR View: Departures long overdue
These players should have left on a permanent basis a long time ago and finally get rid of Emerson, Bakayoko and Moses is a positive step.
Tomori could well come back to bite Chelsea on the backside, although one thing Tuchel has done is tightened the Blues up at the back.
If Milan are willing to stump up the asking price then perhaps he is better off going to Italy permanently to continue playing regular football.
With the departures set to happen, speculation will now start as to over will arrive at the club this summer.