CHELSEA are willing to listen to offers for TEN big-name first-team stars this summer – but could make an £84million LOSS.
Frank Lampard is open to the concept of selling around £300m of talent this month.
Flop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga cost the club a world-record £71.6m but has been kept out of the team-mate by veteran backup Willy Caballero at times this term.
Incredibly, the Spanish stopper is worth just £25m now, according to Transfermarkt.
Jorginho is another first-team star on the brink of being sold, with Juventus – under the leadership of former Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri – keen.
The Italian midfielder cost the Blues £57m – £11m MORE than his current valuation, at just £46m.
Even Antonio Rudiger, once seemingly untouchable in the heart of the Chelsea defence, is on the chopping block.
The German defender could help the club make a small profit – now worth £5m more than the £31m spent to bring him to West London.
Emerson will also command a £4m profit on his initial £17m transfer, with Kurt Zouma (£12m profit) and Andreas Christensen (£22m profit) also helping to fund the Blues’ big summer spend.
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However, there are some real blots on the club’s transfer record in recent season.
Most-notably, Danny Drinkwater is now valued at just £4m after a series of off-pitch incidents saw his form on it suffer.
The ex-Leicester man cost Chelsea £34m – with the club set to take a £30m loss.
Michy Batshuayi could cost the club £23m – now priced-up at £12m, way off his £35m initial fee.
The sales of Victor Moses and Tiemoue Bakayoko – if sold for their market value – will see Chelsea take their total losses to a staggering £84m.
But it’s important for Lampard to sell some of his stars, just to make some money.
After all, despite taking an £84m hit, the fire-sale would help raise around £220m.
Chelsea have already splashed out big to sign Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer, with Kai Havertz thought to be on the way.
But with Lampard also chasing a top goalkeeper and a hoard of defenders, he will need more money to get his team challenging for Premier League glory once more.
In goal, Andre Onana, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jan Oblak are just five players being targeted.
And Lampard also wants left-back Ben Chilwell and centre-backs Kalidou Koulibaly and Dayot Upamecano in a bid to strengthen his sieve-like defence.
Every penny will count as the overhaul continues, even if it means making an overall loss.