July 24, 2021

Three Chelsea players will be sold to fund Coman’s move

Chelsea could offload at least one first-team player this summer to fund a move for Kingsley Coman, according to reports.

Bayern Munich put the Blues on red alert earlier in June by handing Coman a £ 86million prize.

The France international is unwilling to sign a new deal in Bavaria as Bayern will not match his salary demands.

According to the Express, Chelsea may be looking to sell one of Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ross Barkley.

All three are said to demand a decent fee, helping Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich raise the funds needed to sign Coman.

Barkley is most likely to leave as he appears to have no future at Stamford Bridge.

The attacking midfielder spent the recent campaign on loan at Aston Villa, in a bid to impress his permanent employers.

He got off to a good start, scoring two goals in his first four games, but the loan period quickly ended.

Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to give the Englishman a chance as he already has Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic at his disposal.

The report also mentions Ziyech as a potential sale, even though he only joined Ajax last summer.

His season was affected by a knee injury in September and a hip problem soon after.

The 28-year-old showed glimpses of his talent, however, scoring the winner against Man City to send Chelsea to the FA Cup final.

The last name mentioned is Hudson-Odoi. The Blues chiefs attach great importance to the young winger, but he may have to leave to realize his potential.

He was typically used as an impact player in the Premier League in 2020/21. He played 23 times but only completed 90 full minutes twice.

Hudson-Odoi has already caught the attention of Bayern. It could therefore be used as part of a player plus cash deal for Coman.

Tuchel, alongside club manager Marina Granovskaia, would make a statement by bringing Coman to the Premier League.

The signing would also represent the manager making the squad his own after inheriting much of it from Frank Lampard in January.