Chelsea plotting mass clearout this summer

Champions of Europe… but now on the scrapheap! Chelsea plan a mass summer clear-out with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud among ELEVEN in line for an exit to make space for FOUR signings

  • Thomas Tuchel is looking to strengthen his Chelsea squad this summer
  • This could see a handful of players leave the club on loan or permanently  
  • Fikayo Tomori, Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley could all be on their way out 

Thomas Tuchel wants to strengthen his European Champions with up to four new additions at striker, centre-back, centre midfield and wing-back.  

The consequences could see as many as 11 of Chelsea’s fringe players leaving this summer, either on loan or permanently. 

Sportsmail takes a look at some of the men who could be on their way out of Stamford Bridge including Fikayo Tomori, Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley.

Fikayo Tomori is one of  11 Chelsea players who could be set to leave the club this summer

A £24million move to AC Milan is being ironed out after his impressive five-month loan, the England international centre-back has been offered a five-year deal by the Italians once the pay structure on his fee can be agreed.

Olivier Giroud

Milan have made contact with the Frenchman’s entourage as he is out of contract next month. Giroud has plenty of Premier League suitors plus ones in Italy and France but at 34 he is looking for a two-year deal.

Tammy Abraham (L) and Olivier Giroud (R) could also be on their way out of Stamford Bridge

Tammy Abraham

Chelsea are willing to sell for £40m as they look to bring in Romelu Lukaku. A move to Aston Villa was rejected last summer and they will be joined by the likes of West Ham and Wolves this window but the price will need to drop.

Christian Pulisic

Not someone Chelsea will be rushing to sell but he wants to figure in games from the start and his frustration at Tuchel’s preference to use him from the bench or as a potential wing-back means the situation will come to a head.

Ross Barkley

Has plenty of talent but a lack of consistency and questions about how he looks after himself off the pitch have raised doubts about Barkley’s future under Tuchel. West Ham have an interest but may prefer an initial loan.

There are doubts over Ross Barkley’s future after a mixed season on loan with Aston Villa

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Another loan move is not on the cards for the powerful midfielder. If he is not fancied by Thomas Tuchel he will look for a permanent move. Villa, Southampton, Everton have interest but the 25-year-old is on high wages.

Billy Gilmour

Chelsea don’t want to sell but the young Scotland midfield maestro needs to play regular football. Southampton saw a loan move fall through in January while Steve Bruce would love him at Newcastle United.

Conor Gallagher

Was one of West Brom’s best performers last season following on from successful loans at Charlton and Swansea. Thomas Tuchel would like to take a closer look at him before making any decision but Crystal Palace would like to sign him now.

Thomas Tuchel will take a closer look at Conor Gallagher but Crystal Palace are interested

Davide Zappacosta

Has one year left on his contract and has growing interest from Italy. Atalanta are among the frontrunners as they want an attacking full-back to replace Belgian Robin Gosens, who has been offered and is admired by a number of English clubs.


The 26-year-old again has plenty of interest from Italian clubs such as Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan. Could yet be offered as a makeweight in Chelsea’s pursuit of Lukaku but cash-strapped Inter would prefer deals to be done separately.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Has one year left on his contract and after a number of loans wants a permanent option but his agent has admitted that is proving hard to find. 

He heads a group including Michy Batshuayi, Danny Drinkwater, Baba Rahman, Kenedy and Spartak Moscow bound Victor Moses who are all set to leave this window. Question marks also remain over the roles of Kurt Zouma and Hakim Ziyech who want more game time.

Tiemoue Bakayoko wants a permanent transfer after a number of loan moves in Europe

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