Chelsea transfer Chief, Marina Granovskaia reportedly ready to offload three of their stars as they look to get rid of their fringe players.
While Chelsea may have done the biggest deal in terms of new arrivals by signing their former star Romelu Lukaku from Inter, they have failed in doing much deals in terms of departures, but they are looking to change that soon.
Th Blues made geaine when they resigned their former star Lukaku for a club record fee of £98m but needs to sell some players in order to raise funds and also create space in their squad.
According to The Sun, Chelsea have stepped up their plans to get rid of players such as Drinkwater, Ross Barkley and Tiemoue Bakayoko, as they are no longer part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans for this season.
The report have claimed that the appropriate authorities at the club are working on a way to make them exit the club and have also stripped them of their squad numbers
The trio who cost the Blues £90million altogether has been told to find a way out of the club this summer as they have failed to impress since their respective arrivals at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have had a successful transfer this summer, but should they finally get rid of these three midfielders, it would even mean a much more successful transfer window for West London club..
Ross Barkley, now 27, spent the last campaign on loan with Aston Villa and was a regular presence for the English side, scoring three goals and laying some assists for them in 24 games.
However, the English midfielder has been at Stamford Bridge since 2018, after joining from Everton, but has only made 52 appearances for the European champions in the Premier League.As regards to Drinkwater, Chelsea forked out £35m to sign the 31-year-old midfielder from Leicester City in 2017, but he last played a competitive game for the Blues more than two years ago.
Last season Drinkwater was shipped out to Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan, but it is yet to be seen if a new club can be found for him before the end of the current transfer window.Meanwhile Chelsea are recording lore progress in their bid to part ways with Timouue Bakayoko, with reports claiming that French Ligue 1 side Lyon have joined Italian Serie A sides AC Milan and Napoli in pursuit of his signature.Napoli hold a strong interest for the France international, who is highly rated by manager Luciano Spalletti following his loan spell at the Partenopei last season where he amassed 44 appearances.