December 7, 2022

Chelsea have been very active in this summer’s transfer market, although their only arrivals are the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and Marcus Betinelli – a third choice goalkeeper who joined them for free.Instead of signing new players, the Blues have rather focused their attention on trimming their squad by getting rid of a bunch of fringe players on their books. Chelsea director – Marina Granovskaia is a master at negotiating deals and her business style has given the club so many bargain signings and also brought in so much profit from players sales.This summer alone, Chelsea have made a combined profit of €95 million from selling Tammy Abraham (€40M to Roma), Fikayo Tomori (€29M to AC Milan), Victor Moses (€5M to Spartak Moscow), Marc Guehi (€20M to Crystal Palace) and Olivier Giroud (€1M to AC Milan).According to the reports, Marina Granovskaia is set to complete some more brilliant deals by selling 3 fringe squad players for close to 50 million Euros.

One of the players set to leave Stamford Bridge permanently is Kurt Zouma. The French defender is close to joining London rivals West Ham United for a fee of 30 million Euros.Italian wing back – Davide Zappacosta is also a part of those that will be sold. He will be returning back to his home country where he will join Atalanta, who are already close to agreeing a 10 million Euros deal for him.Finally, British-Nigerian center forward – Ike Ugbo is on the move to join Belgian based club side Genk, for a fee in the excess of 7 million Euros.When you add all of that together, Chelsea will be getting a total of 47 million Euros for 3 fringe players whose exits will barely be felt by the first team. The plan from there is to use that money to fund the signature of their long-term target – Jules Koundé from Sevilla.

If all these were to goes through, it will be another brilliant piece of business by Marina Granovskaia, who I’m sure Chelsea fans will be very happy to have in their club’s hierarchy.Photo credits: Google images & Twitter.

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