As reported by Matt Law of The Telegraph, Chelsea are set to receive in excess of £100m in player sales as they undertake a significant squad clear-out this summer.
The figures come from the combined transfers fees expected to be gained from the sales of six different players, four of which will be heading to Saudi Arabia.
The most lucrative fee will arrive from the sale of German forward Kai Havertz to London rivals Arsenal, which is expected to be worth somewhere in the region of £65m. The deal is edging closer to completion with personal terms already being agreed between The Gunners and the player.
As for the quartet departing for the Gulf state, they will join four different Saudi clubs respectively, all of which are majority owned by the country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF)- who also own a majority stake in Newcastle United. Hakim Ziyech will join Al-Nassr for £8m and Kalidou Koulibaly will sign for Al-Hilal for a reported fee of £17m. The fee Al-Ahli will pay for Édouard Mendy is currently undiscolsed, whilst N’Golo Kanté will be joining compatriot Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad on a free transfer- following the expiration of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
According to Transfermarkt, the six players have a combined market value of €151m (£130m), therefore The Blues will be recieving a collective sum similar to this valuation.
These outgoings, along with the potential sale of Mason Mount to Manchester United, will enable Chelsea to balance the books as they look to improve Mauricio Pochettino’s squad next season- with a deal for Brighton’s Moisés Caicedo already advancing.
Travis Levison | Get Football