10 Chelsea stars set to go on sale by Thomas Tuchel this summer

Chelsea could put several first-team players up for sale this summer because Thomas tuchel seeks to build a premier league hard side title for 2021/22.

The former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss has overseen a fine streak of unbeaten games since being picked to replace Frank Lampard – but it ended in style with West Brom on Saturday.

Tuchel, who has admitted he has ideas for his team next season, could raise millions of funds by selling those he has no plans for in seniors.

Daily Star Sport have now looked at 10 potential departures as manager Marina Granovskaia will once again be in charge of organizing inbound and outbound deals.

Thomas Tuchel has some ideas on potential Chelsea signings

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Kepa Arrizabalaga hopes for a fresh start at Chelsea in 2021
Kepa Arrizabalaga hopes for a fresh start at Chelsea in 2021

While Edouard Mendy retains the top spot given to him by former boss Frank Lampard, Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future remains uncertain as the summer window approaches.

As the months go by, it seems more evident that the decision to sign Kepa from Athletic Bilbao could have been a mistake at £ 71million, but he could still rebuild his career abroad.

In a new development Antonio Rudiger reportedly ‘removed’ from training session after seizure with the goalkeeper on Sunday morning following their defeat.

Emerson Palmieri

Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri kiss after the Champions League Round of 16 between Chelsea FC and Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on March 17, 2021 in London, England.
Emerson scored in Chelsea’s victory over Atletico Madrid

Although Emerson Palmieri scored a memorable goal as Chelsea excluded Atletico Madrid from the Champions League last month, the club are reportedly ready to sell.

Football Italia report that Inter and Napoli are monitoring the progress of the left-back, who is entering the final year of his London contract.

Although he played in the Europa League final under Maurizio Sarri, he has slipped in the pecking order under Lampard and is not a regular starter under Tuchel.

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Chelsea's Jorginho has two more years on his current contract
Chelsea’s Jorginho has two more years on his current contract

Despite his favor under Sarri and Lampard, Jorginho could return to Italy this summer as he continues to be linked with a move to Serie A.

however, his agent Joao Santos would have declared this week: “He has a two-year contract with Chelsea.

“He thinks of playing the European Championship. And then the World Cup in Qatar. He will stay at Chelsea, 100%. We will talk about it. [a new contract] in some months.”

Christian Pulisic

Thomas Tuchel admitted Christian Pulisic was not a Dortmund starter
Thomas Tuchel admitted Christian Pulisic was not a Dortmund starter

Although Lampard had high hopes for Christian Pulisic during their time together, Tuchel recently admitted that their time in Germany may hamper the striker’s hopes of starting on a regular basis.

Tuchel said Pulisic could be used from the bench due to the impact it can have on tired defenders, which the American hero likely won’t like.

He said of the striker last month: “He has proven in several weeks that he has the level to be a regular Chelsea player, to have a big impact at this club and it is now a challenge of maintain the level and continue to improve. “

Tammy Abraham

Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham don't fight for starts
Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham now fight for starts

Another player who hasn’t started regularly lately is Tammy Abraham, who has fallen out of favor under Lampard due to Oliver Giroud’s good form.

The England striker has suffered from injury issues as well, but former Republic of Ireland striker David Connolly believes his former club West Ham could call but could fail.

In a conversation with talkSPORT, he said, “West Ham would love it!” They need another attacker. They depend a lot on Michail Antonio, but I don’t see Chelsea selling Tammy Abraham.

Fikayo tomori

Chelsea's Fikayo Tomori during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 29, 2020 in London, England.
Frank Lampard thought Tomori had a great future in West London

Fikayo Tomori looks certain to leave Chelsea with a permanent contract this summer after impressing on loan at AC Milan in Serie A following a transfer in January.

Tuchel has admitted not considering Tomori’s return as he focuses on those at Stamford Bridge, with Milan having the option of buying him this summer.

Although Lampard has had long-term plans for the defender, that seems to have changed at the club after he left in January.

Danny drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater did not make an official appearance under Frank Lampard
Danny Drinkwater did not make an official appearance under Frank Lampard

Danny Drinkwater will have one more year on his contract with Chelsea at the start of next season, having been on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa and now Kasimpasa in recent months.

His £ 35million move from Leicester in 2017 appears to have been a serious mistake on the part of the club, which may even allow the player to leave for free this summer by paying his salary.

In yet another blow to his relationship with Chelsea fans, Drinkwater posted a photo of him celebrating on Instagram. following the dismissal of Lampard.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Frank Lampard admitted Ruben Loftus-Cheek could leave the club
Frank Lampard has cleared Ruben Loftus-Cheek out of the club

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has managed only one goal and no assist since joining wrestlers Fulham, on loan from Chelsea at the start of the season.

The England midfielder has not been able to regain his best form despite the hopes of former boss Lampard, and has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024.

The 25-year-old will likely still attract Premier League interest if he was not part of Tuchel’s plans, which could see him leave this summer.

Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi signed for Crystal Palace ahead of new Premier League season
Michy Batshuayi joined Crystal Palace on loan at the start of the season

Michy Batshuayi has struggled since joining Crystal Palace on loan this season, scoring once and providing two assists in 16 Premier League appearances.

Although he scored for Belgium against Belarus during the international break, he is unlikely to return to play a key role at Chelsea next season.

With his contract going until the summer of 2022, a final exit could be considered.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea could perhaps say goodbye to flop midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko
Chelsea could perhaps say goodbye to flop midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko will have another year on his Chelsea contract when his Napoli loan ends this summer, but does not appear to be in Tuchel’s plans.

The 26-year-old secured a stint in the Premier League helping Monaco to Ligue 1 glory in 2017, but only made 43 appearances for the Blues in four seasons amid three loans.

He is unlikely to return to play a key role at Chelsea in the final year of his contract there, and could end up leaving with a permanent contract this summer.

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