Chelsea’s have enormous selling power, but weak market may be a bad time to cash in

Chelsea might be one of the few teams active in the transfer market this summer, after a long break. They can also increase their spending power by selling off unwanted elements of Frank Lampard’s squad.

The Daily Express published an article yesterday that implied Chelsea were going to go out and sell several players in order to be able to buy Jadon Sancho.

They didn’t claim to have any specific knowledge from a source, they just pointed out the club’s growing group of sellable players.

They’re not wrong in their analysis either. The return from loan of so many players last summer along with the increased promotion from the youth ranks has meant that squad suddenly has a lot of spare parts.

Some, like Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Mario Pasalic, are on loan.

Others, like Emerson Palmieri, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud, are still at the club.

It’s not clear who will stay or go, but the Blues do have a vast reserve of cash in the form of these players. Whether or not they think it’s a smart idea to sell when markets look so depressed is another matter.

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