Chelsea have been led by a very queer transfer approach of buying young players in bulk and then shipping them out on loan spells to make a higher profit out of their sales.
However, this strategy seems to have blown up in their faces with the club set to serve a ban from the upcoming two transfer windows. The Blues are trying to postpone the consequences beyond this summer market in order to bring in all the necessary talents immediately.
The only hiccup is all their finances are not in order. Chelsea are no longer the biggest bully in the England top-flight with an endless treasure chest as compared to the two Manchester outfits.
They are going to have to figure out ways to raise money fast. Bringing in potential replacements for Eden Hazard, Gonzalo Higuain, David Luiz or Willian will in no way be cheap in the present market especially with the time crunch the Blues are in.
Their best chance is to look into their massive rank of loan players both young and old. The South West London club currently have 41 players on the club’s books who are with different outfits, 16 of them full internationals.
Many of them have a buy-back clause which can be activated after the 2018/19 season. Tiemoue Bakayoko can be offloaded to AC Milan, Kenneth Omeruo at Leganes, Victorien Angban to Metz, Lucas Piazon to Chievo, Danilo Pantic to Partizan Belgrade, Ola Aina to Torino, Mario Pasalic to Atalanta and Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid.
All of these names can bring in £120m with Morata and Bakayoko racking up majority of the bill. Then there are young promising stars like Trevoh Chalobah, Fikayo Tomari, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Mason Mount, all of whom can cost around £20m apiece.
The Blues also have older players who no longer have a future with them like Victor Moses, Michael Hector and Lewis Baker.