Chelsea are close to finalizing personal terms with Raphinha, having already agreed on a fee with Leeds United for the player’s transfer.
As per multiple reliable sources, the Blues are also confident about securing a deal for Raheem Sterling. These two wingers are likely to slot in directly to the team’s starting XI next season.
The combined cost for the duo will be over £100m and we could see a few of the current attackers leaving as a result. Let’s take a look at who these could be.
The striker’s season with Chelsea was a failure and Lukaku is very close to moving back to Inter on a loan deal.
The move is expected to be announced soon with Chelsea getting around £8m for the loan fee, plus Inter paying the striker’s salary. We are just waiting for the official announcement on this deal.
Ziyech arrived at Chelsea in the summer of 2020 and while he has some good games here, he has failed to be the consistent creative option Chelsea had wished for.
He turned 29 in March and is Chelsea’s oldest attacking player at the moment. Although he has three years left on his deal, Ziyech’s inconsistency and the signing of two wingers mean he is very likely to leave.
AC Milan have been linked with a move for the player and it’s possible that he leaves for the Serie A too – whether it is a loan move or permanent transfer remains to be seen.
As per ESPN and Sport1, Pulisic is not happy with his game time at Chelsea and could be on the move this summer, with clubs like Real Madrid and Liverpool linked with him.
With Raphinha and Sterling coming in, Pulisic’s chances will be even more limited and he is unlikely to have a starting role next season. Since he wants more minutes on the field, a move away would be the best decision for both Chelsea and the American international.
Werner’s two seasons with Chelsea have not been very impressive – he has scored only 23 goals in 89 appearances, coming off the bench a lot.
Werner is another forward who is reportedly not pleased with his game time. However, as per Matt Law, Kai Havertz is expected to be the starting striker next season and Werner’s role doesn’t look like increasing.
He is the least likely to leave out of the four options listed here, but we would not rule out a sale to finance further moves since his transfer value is still over £30m.