Chelsea has been active in the transfer market thus far this summer, but all of their action has been focused on departures rather than new acquisitions. Premier League 2021/22 is a few weeks away, but the Blues are yet to secure their first acquisition of the summer transfer market.
As director Marina Granovskaia tries to lower the total size of Chelsea’s squad, exits are dictating proceedings at Stamford Bridge in regards to transfer movement with several names having already departed the side.
Fikayo Tomori, Marc Guehi, Victor Moses, and Olivier Giroud are the most notable exits thus far, all going on permanent agreements, while Billy Gilmour has moved to Norwich City on loan for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
Although being keen to acquire a new forward, particularly Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Chelsea have failed to make a first-team acquisition this season, indicating head coach Thomas Tuchel is yet to make his first addition since coming back as manager.
However, it is established that the Blues are trying to recruit individuals with high values, such as West Ham United’s Declan Rice and Haaland, so it was never intended to be straightforward or quick.
Players who could leave Chelsea ahead of the 2021/22 season
Striker Ike Ugbo is expected to be the next member to depart the team and join Belgian side Genk on a permanent contract. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Ugbo wants to finish up the move as quickly as possible.
Chelsea might also lose talented midfielder Lewis Bate, which would be a huge setback for the club’s development system. A number of Premier League teams are interested in signing Bate, including Leeds United, Liverpool, and West Ham United. Chelsea are anxious to maintain hold of him but the chances look slim.
Myles Peart-Harris, a promising offensive midfielder at the Blues who is arguably one of the most intriguing prospects rising through the academy is close to completing a deal to Brentford.
Peart-Harris, who scored 11 goals in 23 outings for the Blues’ youth team last season, is said to be the close on signing with the Bees.