January 17 News According to the latest report by Nizaar Kinsella, a reporter from London Evening Standard Chelsea
Chelsea, who plan to clean up their squad in the summer after spending £420m on a transfer spree, face a struggle to sell some players they don’t need.
Chelsea currently have 33 first-team players, which is certainly unsustainable.
Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic all face uncertain futures but process of squad tweaks continues at Chelsea
Finding buyers for these highly paid stars could become an issue.
Gallagher is a player who has attracted loan interest from Crystal Palace and Newcastle, but the midfielder would prefer to stay unless he is forced to leave.
Jorginho is likely to leave after the contract expires this summer and join Naples or Barcelona.
Negotiations over new contracts for Mason Mount and Edouard Mendy have been put on hold until after the January window, with only N’Golo Kante making progress.
Meanwhile, the Evening Standard has confirmed an exclusive report by The Telegraph that there are also concerns within Chelsea’s academy that their transfer spending will hinder the club’s path to developing young talent.
Jude Soonsup-Bell, Charlie Webster and Silko Thomas have all attracted interest from other clubs in England and Europe, all looking to leave Stamford Bridge.
Youth trainees Omari Hutchinson and Bashir Humphreys, who have recently been given first-team opportunities, have seen loan interest from Championship and League One clubs and could be allowed to leave on loan.