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Revealed : Three Chelsea stars set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer

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Thomas Tuchel’s era at Stamford Bridge has been nothing short of outstanding so far, with the German leading Chelsea from the brink of mediocrity to a second Champions League win in the space of six months.

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Arriving in late January after Frank Lampard was shown the exit door, Tuchel immediately secured the Blues defense and masterminded the blues staggering 12 clean sheets in his first 14 games in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel’s arrival also did offer a lifeline to several seemingly underprivileged Chelsea players, with players like Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga all being used much more towards the end of the season.

With fans still reeling after the European win over Manchester City in May it appears the club is already lining up potential targets by the time the transfer window reopens in July.

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The Blues have been closely linked with Erling Braut Haaland, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku as they seek to resolve the forward’s crisis that hampered them for part of last season.

However, it is also the case that players would have to be sold first to free up places in the squad. We have listed three players below that could be sold to raise funds and allow for more summer signings.

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Marcos Alonso is set to be looking for a new challenge outside of North London (Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Marcos Alonso joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in the 2016/17 season and the player’s only previous spells in England were unsuccessful with both Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers. Surprisingly, Alonso impressed during his first two seasons at the club, then under Antonio Conte.

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In the years since, he has struggled to maintain the starting place at left back and the arrival of Ben Chilwell last summer seemed to be the last straw. With Tuchel, Alonso resurfaced in the first team, however it is believed that he is looking for a new challenge and the club will not stand in his way if an offer is made.

It was reported that Alonso would be sold to Inter Milan as part of a deal to sign full-back Achraf Hakimi, however it appears that the Moroccan international is now heading to Paris Saint-Germain. If the Spaniard is still going to push away from SW6, he likely has suitors both in the Premier League and in his homeland.

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Tammy Abraham has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. ( Photo by Getty Images)

Just over six months ago, Tammy Abraham was at the peak of her career to date. Chelsea’s top scorer in all competitions last season, the Englishman was a regular for Lampard and was finally showing his ability in the Premier League, something his skeptics had doubted. However, under Tuchel, Abraham was almost completely rejected and often failed to even make the team of the day. Chelsea fans seem to agree that Abraham will leave the club this summer.

With Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Olivier Giroud all seemingly ahead of him in the number nine pecking order. If he chooses to leave and the club allows him to do so, it is rumored that several Premier League clubs, including Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, with whom he enjoyed a successful loan period three years ago, might be interested in his services.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga has not lived up to his billings at Chelsea.(Photo by Getty Images)

Kepa’s time at Chelsea has been a nightmare. After arriving as a relatively unknown from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, Kepa kept 14 clean sheets during his first season at Stamford Bridge and appeared to have a long future ahead of him with the club.

However, two years later and after series of errors and a strange moment in which he seemed to refuse to be substituted in the 2019 Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, it seems that Kepa’s time at Chelsea could be coming to a close an end.

Kepa was demoted to second choice last summer when Edouard Mendy arrived, but he remained at the club to fight for his place. However, since Tuchel’s arrival, the goalkeeper has shown signs of improvement, keeping a clean sheet for six and conceding just 11 goals in 14 games in all competitions last season.

Chelsea will almost certainly suffer a huge financial loss if they want to sell him, with his problems at the club widely publicized.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Lazio, who have reportedly shown interest in signing him in the summer, Surely not for the £72m Chelsea paid Atletico Bilbao for him.

No doubt this will be a busy summer for club Director Marina Granovskaia and Thomas Tuchel.

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