Exclusive claims Chelsea have picked their two top targets in key position – but there’s a major hurdle

Our writer Simon Phillips’ piece on Chelsea’s transfer window plans has some really eyebrow raising news about some of our targets for this summer.

It’s already been widely reported that Michael Olise and Crysencio Summerville are on the list of players being watched by our sporting directors and considered as signings for this summer. But Phillips goes a step further:

“Chelsea are very much looking to potentially bring in TWO new wingers for either side, but that will be dependent on player sales in that area.”

Olise is a “long term club target” and Phillips says there’s “more confidence” that the brilliant France winger picks Chelsea over Manchester United if it comes down to that decision.

Summerville is more of an opportunistic move, with the Blues “sensing an opportunity to get him on a good deal because Leeds need to sell players this summer.”

We can certainly see one being brought in. But with so many attacking players bought in the last two years, and more incoming from South America in the near future, there’s a real jam.

Chelsea could be stuck despite great targets

The idea of signing TWO wingers (on either side? FOUR wingers?? surely not…) seems impossible, even with exceptional talents on the market who the sporting directors really like it.

As Phillips writes, any purchases will be dependent on player sales, fair enough. But where are these sales going to come from? Raheem Sterling’s wages are too high for anyone to take them off our hands, and the fees we paid for Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk were too recent and too large for us to sell them without realising a major loss – something we just can’t swallow financially right now.

So who could we possibly sell to generate that sort of money? Unless there’s something major and surprising in the pipeline, it’s hard to see any of this coming to fruition.

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