Roman Abramovich was never afraid to invest money Chelsea to ensure they continue to thrive, despite having tried to be far more self-sufficient in the past few years, and this process could help set a step up for. finance Erling Haaland, with a number of sales expected.
Chelsea‘s policy of piling the club with promising youngsters and loaning them out until they are a salable asset has been widely criticized, but players like Masonic Mountain, Reece James and Billy Gilmour have seen them buck this trend.
Nevertheless, there are still some young people who are allowed to leave and what that does is to worry Chelsea with an additional pot of funds that can be used when a decision is made to enter the market.
We saw it in the summer of 2020 when a year-long transfer ban saved money to buy Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but few believed it Haaland would even be an option this summer.
Dortmund was clear
While Borussia Dortmund expect Jadon Sancho leave the club this summer, Hans-Joachim Watzke was pretty assertive in suggesting that Haaland would not leave the club in 2021.
Although the exact details are not known, it is suspected that Haaland actually has a buyout clause embedded in its contract that will take effect in the summer of 2022.
Haaland‘s current market value could be anywhere between € 100m and € 150m, but most clubs have held back from this rating when they believed he could be signed for just under € 80m in a year.
ChelseaHowever, they are aware that there will be far more clubs at the feeding trough in 2022, especially when Barcelona and real Madrid have improved their financial situation by then, and as such, they are considering paying the higher fee this summer to ensure they get the goalscorer they believe will lead them to the Premier League title.
Who can Chelsea sell?
With the blues would also like to bring along Achraf Hakimi Funds must be raised from to Stamford Bridge this summer Marina Granovskaia this summer.
However, there are a number of players at the club who can be considered salable assets, and moves are already in the works for some. AC Milan, for example, is about to buy Fikayo Tomori for 28.5 million euros.
Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi are two players who have no future Chelseabut they are still realizable assets.
Batshuayi will be able to raise around € 10 million with the Premier League teams keen on his energy and finishing skills. Southampton could be a perfect landing spot for the Belgian striker if Danny Ings leaves the club.
Barkley spent a season on loan with Aston Villa and impressed, if not so much, that Villa rated him through new signing Emi Buendia.
His lovely season at Villa Park will have done a lot to keep buyers interested and Chelsea could expect to win back up to € 20m for the former Everton midfielder. It cannot be ruled out that Everton would return for its academy graduate, especially since Gylfi Sigurdsson’s contract is only one year left.
Tammy Abraham did not convince Thomas Tuchel and the English striker has emerged as Chelsea’s best-selling asset this summer. His nationality and his scoring record at Chelsea make him an incredibly valuable asset to other Premier League teams.
Don’t rule out a promoted player trying to bring him in to guarantee goals. Chelsea Around 45 million euros would be sought for the player. Callum Hudson-Odoi is another player who could fetch a hefty fee.
While much smaller sales are inevitable too, moves for Olivier Giroud, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Baba Rahman, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso are all likely as Tuchel reshapes his European champion for 2021/22.