The Blues have completed three signings this summer
Chelsea made a slow start in the transfer window as they wanted to sort their managerial situation first. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as club’s new manager back in July after Antonio Conte was sacked despite his contract expiring next summer.
The 59 year old raided his former club Napoli to secure the signing of midfielder Jorginho, who became the Blue’s first signing this summer. The Italy International was close to joining Manchester City but his former manager persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge.
The Premier League giants also completed the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on a season long loan. He was part of a deal which saw Thibaut Courtois going the other way for €35 million.
They also completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao after activating his €80 million release clause, making him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
With the transfer window officially closes, it is expected that Sarri’s team might sell few players also before the European transfer window closes.
Former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise believes the club could sell two more players. He is expecting Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko to move on.
Both the midfielders were signed by Conte last summer but they failed to make any impact and struggled to find their feet with the London outfit. With the signing of Jorginho and Kovacic, both of them have fallen further down the pecking order.
Wise stold Sky Sports News on the battle for midfield berths in Maurizio Sarri’s squad: “They’ve got a fair few in that position that can play there.
“So it’s a fight for places, it really is.
“It will be interesting whether or not we see one or two Chelsea midfield players go by the end of [the window], you never know.
“And Europe goes on for another couple of weeks, it could still happen.
“Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater. I think they won’t feature too much.”
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