CHELSEA are undergoing a huge summer clearout as they bid to trim Mauricio Pochettino’s bloated squad.
The Argentine has inherited a team of over 30 senior first players, with the Blues having spent over £600million since Todd Boehly’s takeover just over a year ago.
Following Graham Potter’s sacking it emerged that Chelsea’s training ground dressing room had to be modified, as some senior pros had been having to get changed in the corridor.
The Blues’ summer clearout has gotten off to an ideal start, thanks in no small part to the four Public Investment Fund-owned Saudi Pro League sides.
Flops Kalidou Koulibaly, Hakim Ziyech and Edouard Mendy are all on the brink of moving to the Middle East.
While injury-plagued club hero N’Golo Kante snubbed a new deal in order to join Al-Ittihad.
Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has one year remaining on his Stamford Bridge deal, but is reportedly closing in on a move to Champions League finalists Inter Milan.
The Serie A giants are also believed to be contemplating a move for Blues academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah.
Earlier this month it was claimed that the West Londoners would be willing to cash in on the 23-year-old for £25m.
While Chalobah has reportedly spent time on holiday in Milan this summer.
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic is on the brink of joining Treble-winners Manchester City in a £30m deal.
The Croatian’s departure, coupled with Kante’s exit and Jorginho’s January Arsenal switch will see Pochettino build a new look midfield around Enzo Fernandez next season.
Two-time Player of the Year Mason Mount, meanwhile, is edging closer to a move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils have had three bids rejected for the England ace.
But Chelsea have now named their price, indicating that they will accept a payment structure of £58m upfront with a further £7m in add-ons.
American forgotten man Christian Pulisic made just eight Prem starts last season, and has been linked with AC Milan.
While fans were convinced that he dropped a huge transfer hint on Instagram earlier this month.
Attacking misfit Kai Havertz is nearing a surprise transfer to Arsenal.
The German has agreed terms ahead of a £65m switch – and is set to undergo a medical.
Striker Romelu Lukaku has snubbed interest from Saudi Arabia, and wants to stay at Inter Milan.
But in what would be a stunning turn of events, reports in Italy suggest that Inter’s rivals AC Milan are plotting a bid for the Belgian.
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