'Matter of time': Romano says two players will definitely leave Chelsea, they're next to be announced

Fabrizio Romano stated that Matt Miazga and Ike Ugbo are set to be the next pair of departures from the Chelsea airport.

Writing on Twitter, Romano explained how it is only a ‘matter of time’ before the forgotten duo sealed their exit from Stamford Bridge.

Miazga is on the cusp of joining Alaves on loan, which would signal his fifth part-time spell away from Chelsea since he was signed back in 2016.

The 26-year-old has experienced spells at Vitesse Arnhem, Nantes, Reading and most recently, Anderlecht.

His contract with the Blues runs out next June, so expect this to be his final farewell tour before he moves on indefinitely.

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Genk meanwhile are plotting to tie up Ugbo on a permanent deal.

He enjoyed a very successful term with Cercle Brugge last year, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances.

Chelsea snapped up the striker at Under-10 level and he soon established himself as a regular in the development sides.

Unfortunately, his first-team breakthrough never arrived.

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Instead, like so many who have trodden the same path, the young forward was forced to ply his trade away from South West London.

Both Ugbo and Miazga did return to Cobham after their respective loan adventures.

The former even scored in the friendly win over Bournemouth last month.

Evidently, Thomas Tuchel simply cannot fit the duo into his hefty squad.

They will likely follow in the footsteps of Michy Batshuayi, whose transfer to Besiktas was confirmed today.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.