Chelsea find it difficult to sell players listed out during the transfer window
After spending quite a fortune on superstars like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the summer transfer window, Chelsea find themselves 8th in the points table, with a huge wage bill, which needs to be cleared up.
Frank Lampard is actively looking to clear up the crowded squad, which would see the departure of a few players with quite a humongous salary.
The 72m worth Spanish goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga is first on the list, who takes up 190k per week, which makes it almost impossible for the Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia considering the downward curve in the form of the goalkeeper. Frank Lampard was forced to replace him with Eduoard Mendy from Rennes in the summer.
Kepa’s compatriot Marcos Alonso, who has been recently replaced in the first team by Lampard’s new signing, Ben Chilwell, is another player who needs to be offloaded by the Blues. Much like Kepa, the Spanish full-back is also on a high wage, and it would be hard to find a possible suitor for him.
Danish center-back Andreas Christensen is also among the list of the players whom Chelsea would like to move on, due to falling out of favor with Lampard. Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, and Thiago Silva are three center-backs who are above Christensen in the pecking order. Despite all these, reports have originated from the club that the defender has no intention to leave the club.
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink has warned Lampard against the idea of selling Oliver Giroud in the January transfer window as he was vocal in praises of the French striker.
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