Chelsea are planning to make room in the squad for at least one big-name striker signing and prepared to sell several players this summer, according to The Telegraph.
The report claims that Chelsea have two top targets for the summer; Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku.
These are arguably two of the most sought-after strikers in world football at the moment — and their services do not come cheap.
An earlier report from Sky Germany claims that Dortmund would demand a transfer fee of around €150million (£130m) for Haaland.
Interestingly, according to the Telegraph report, Chelsea believe they can raise more than £100m from three players that have not even been regulars under Thomas Tuchel.
The first one is that Tammy Abraham.
Three players reportedly up for sale
Chelsea are reportedly willing to listen to offers in the region of £40m for the 23-year-old.
Since being taken off at half-time in the Southampton win in February, Abraham has often been left out from Tuchel’s matchday squads, with the three-minute cameo against West Ham being his only appearance in over two months.
At this point, it is pretty clear to Abraham’s career at Chelsea is nearing its end, the report added.
The other two players are Fikayo Tomori, who has a £25m permanent deal option in his loan deal at AC Milan which could raise up to £30m, and Kurt Zouma.
Similar to Abraham, Zouma has fallen behind in the pecking order under the new manager who seems to prefer the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
In addition to these potential sales, Olivier Giroud is also very likely to leave at the end of his contract this summer.
And with Abraham and Giroud potentially leaving, Chelsea could free up to £200,000-a-week on their wage bill for a new striker.