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The eight players set to leave Chelsea in January

Chelsea Lens understand Chelsea will cash in Hakim Ziyech to lower Leao price tag in January transfer widow

There are a number of transactions to be made, some more opulent than others. Chelsea is still looking for a new centre midfielder as their pursuit of Enzo Fernandez of Benfica hasn’t yielded any results.

Last week, negotiations to sign the Argentine were revived, but the Portuguese powerhouses have maintained their position that Fernandez’s £105 million buyout clause must be honoured.

Advertisement is aware that interest is still high and that a second bid could be made before the window shuts. However, it is challenging to pull Moises Caicedo away from Brighton, much as it is to finalise the deal. The Ecuadorian international has apparently been valued at £100 million by the Seagulls, who acquired him two years ago for £4.5 million.

Chelsea’s hunt for a right-back is moving forward, as revealed earlier this week that the Blues have started negotiations with Lyon about the acquisition of Malo Gusto. Although no agreement has been reached with the Ligue 1 team, it is anticipated that a cost of around £35 million will be sufficient to retain the services of the 19-year-old.


In order to maintain team harmony and balance the books, Chelsea will need to make some departures as their expenditure this season has surpassed the £500 million level.

There is interest in several first-team players with five days left in the January window. is aware of Conor Gallagher’s loan requests from Newcastle United and Crystal Palace earlier this month were both turned down by Chelsea.


The England international, who has started the last two games, is still attracting interest. Chelsea is estimated to value him at roughly £40 million.

Additionally, Newcastle has been mentioned as a potential destination for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, a fellow academy graduate. The 27-year-old is happy at Chelsea, according to reports, and will not aggressively pursue a transfer away from the team, especially given that he has just recently recovered fully from a thigh injury.


Hakim Ziyech has generated interest throughout the month as a result of his outstanding performances for Morocco at the World Cup and his recent appearances for Chelsea. Everton and clubs in Serie A are reportedly interested in signing the 29-year-old, even though the Toffees are now without a manager after firing Frank Lampard.

Christian Pulisic is reportedly a target for AC Milan, although the American is presently out with a knee injury sustained in the team’s loss to Manchester City. Additionally, Potter said earlier this month that a transfer for the American winger has not been explored.


“There’s no chance, no, he’ll be out past that [the January window], and there was never any thought of him going anyway,” he said. He has been gone for a few months. Although he is upset, he is hopeful that he will return sooner than two months. He is currently in the phase where he is crossing his fingers that his rehabilitation goes smoothly.

Since Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Joao Felix have joined the team, Chelsea is willing to allow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang depart the organisation. He would not, however, be permitted to play for another European team this season, having already made appearances in competitive games for both Barcelona and the Blues.


Galatasaray has expressed interest in David Datro Fofana, who arrived from Molde at the beginning of the month, and he could still depart on loan. The Ivorian earned his debut in the FA Cup loss to Manchester City and has been a consistent member of the matchday squad throughout the month of January.

For several Development Squad members, loan moves are also anticipated. Speaking topics include football and Gabriel Slonina’s future, the goalkeeper having spent the past month training at Cobham after joining from Chicago Fire. Championship interest in Omari Hutchinson has been reported to London. Another option is for Cesare Casadei to make a temporary move.

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