No fewer than three Chelsea players look set to make their way through the exit door at Stamford Bridge this coming week, according to reports.
The headline news in West London this weekend of course comes in the form of the imminent departure of striker Tammy Abraham.
After wrapping up a club-record deal to bring ex-hitman Romelu Lukaku back to the Premier League earlier this week, the Pensioners hierarchy evidently came to the conclusion that Abraham is now surplus to requirements.
Serie A outfit AS Roma, in turn, swooped, with a €40 million deal having been thrashed out on Saturday night.
The English international has now made his way to the Italian capital, ahead of putting pen to paper on a contract with Jose Mourinho’s Giallorossi over the coming days:
As outlined above, though, amid the efforts of those in a position of power at Stamford Bridge to trim Thomas Tuchel’s severely bloated panel of players, a further pair look primed to join Abraham in moving on over the coming days.
The duo in question? Matt Miazga and Kenedy.
As per a report from the reliable Nizaar Kinsella of Goal, both Blues outcasts are in line to secure loan moves abroad for the 2021/22 campaign.
The former, a seldom seen American defender, is said to be in ‘advanced talks’ with La Liga outfit Alaves. An agreement over a one-year contract extension in London will first need to be agreed, though, with Miazga’s current terms set to expire next summer.
Brazilian wide-man Kenedy, meanwhile, is inching ever closer to a return to his home country with Flamengo, who are ‘growing confident’ that a loan agreement, featuring a €10 million option to buy, will soon be struck.