Chelsea transfer activity has reached a frenzied pace. With numerous reputable news sources confirming multiple transfer agreements for the club. This comes as no surprise, as Chelsea had a pressing need to offload several players before the end of June in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. It appears that they are well on their way to achieving this goal, as a multitude of sales have been reported by the media today.
Firstly, one notable departure is Kalidou Koulibaly, a 32-year-old defender who is set to leave Chelsea after just one season. Koulibaly, formerly of Napoli, has struggled during his time at Chelsea. And according to various reports, he is now flying to Saudi Arabia. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided the latest update. However, stating that the transfer fee for Koulibaly’s move to Al Hilal is in expectation to be approximately €25 million. The clubs are currently preparing the necessary documentation in London.
Chelsea and the Koulibaly business
Moreover, Chelsea’s focus on offloading high-value contracts is indeed a significant advantage for the club’s financial situation. Among the recent transfers, Kalidou Koulibaly’s expected fee of around €20-25 million seems to be the highest. Hakim Ziyech’s transfer fee is roughly half of that. While Edouard Mendy’s falls somewhere in between. In total, these transfers are in anticipation to bring in approximately €50 million, which is a decent amount for the club.
Furthermore, the expected incoming funds from the transfers of players like Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, and Mateo Kovačić, which could amount to around £150 million, will significantly improve Chelsea’s financial position. With the financial aspects in order, the club can now shift its focus towards improving the quality of football displayed on the field.
Fabrizio Romano tweets:
“Fee for Kalidou Koulibaly to Al Hilal will be close to €25m. Clubs preparing all the documents now in London”
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