The departure of Ziyech or Pulisic could see Chelsea re-enter the transfer market for some additional firepower.
Chelsea have been tipped to sign ‘another forward’ if they are able to ‘get rid of’ some of their current out-of-form stars by journalist Paul Brown.
The West London club managed to offload unwanted attacking trio Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi either on permanent or temporary deals over the summer, but further departures in the attacking third are expected.
Several attackers were unhappy with their lack of regular game time under Thomas Tuchel and were linked with a move away from the club as a result.
Football.London reported back in August that the Blues outfit were open to selling Hakim Ziyech should a suitable offer arrive for his services after already rejecting an offer from AC Milan.
The Manchester Evening News then claimed that Erik ten Hag was ‘met with resistance’ by the Manchester United hierarchy to bring this player to the club.
In the same month, The Athletic also said that Newcastle’s new owners were eyeing up several of Chelsea’s underused forwards as potential loan targets in the final weeks of the transfer window.
Christian Pulisic was one of the players that Newcastle were supposedly eyeing up, but a deal between the relevant parties couldn’t be reached in time.
Brown feels the potential departure of Ziyech or Pulisic could see Chelsea re-enter the transfer market for some additional firepower.
He said: “I do think that if they were able to get rid of some of the wingers that don’t seem to have a future there like Ziyech or Pulisic, I think it’s a certainty that Chelsea will go for another forward.
“Possibly one who can play in multiple roles so that you have cover in more than one position.”
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