Chelsea have been one of the smoothest operators in the transfer market so far this summer.
Marina Granovskaia has managed to recoup almost £150m from various outgoings throughout the window, earning considerable fees from the sales on the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and more.
Of course, that considerable amount has already been reinvested into Thomas Tuchel’s squad with the £97m club record signing of Romelu Lukaku.
With deadline day now here, the business shows no real sign of stopping and football.london takes a look at the players who could potentially depart Stamford Bridge throughout the course of the day.
Signed on a free transfer from OGC Nice last season, the young Frenchman is yet to be handed an opportunity in Chelsea blue as of yet and that looks unlikely to change this season.
Thomas Tuchel has plenty of options in defence even with the sales of Zouma, Tomori and Marc Guehi, so it will be tough for Sarr to break into the starting XI.
He could be kept as back-up but another loan makes more sense for the promising centre-back. Sarr spent last season with Portuguese giants Porto and has been linked with Newcastle United so far this summer.
Much like Sarr, Barkley’s opportunities of first-team football look remote should he stay at Chelsea. The former Everton man failed to impress during his loan spell at Villa Park last season and has been left without a squad number following his return to west London.
Barkley needs a fresh start, so could be one that Chelsea decide to move on in the closing hours of the window.
Whilst in a better position than Barkley in having a squad number at Stamford Bridge, Loftus-Cheek finds himself at a crossroads too.
Competition for a starting berth in midfield is fierce and at the age of 25, the former Fulham loanee needs to be playing regular football for his career. He has had plenty of interest in his services, particularly from Napoli and Lazio, so could certainly be one to keep an eye on throughout the day.
After his season-long loan deal with Sheffield United ended in relegation last season, Welshman Ampadu is probably not quite yet ready to become a Chelsea first-choice.
The versatile defender clearly has talent but another temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge could be beneficial. He has also been linked with Newcastle.
With one year left on his contract, at the age of 26 and having never been afforded his Chelsea debut, it remains a mystery that Lewis Baker is still a Blue.
In the past six years, the midfielder has played his football in Holland, England, Germany and Turkey, recently returning from a loan spell with Trabzonspor.
There has been little interest reported in the former England U21 international but his future certainly appears away from Stamford Bridge.
One that has come to the forefront over recent days is Callum Hudson-Odoi’s potential move to Borussia Dortmund.
According to previous reports, the Bundesliga giants are interested in taking him on loan and the player is keen. However, more recent suggestions have implied that the Blues have not yet been convinced to let him go.
Source by Football London