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Chelsea hope to raise £200m in transfer fees with 12 players expected to leave

Chelsea are ready to allow 12 players to leave the club this summer as they prepare for a massive overhaul, according to Sky Sports.

The Blues endured an abysmal season that saw them use four managers and finish outside the top half of the table.

They crashed out of domestic cups early and exited the Champions League against Real Madrid with a whimper.

Chelsea have numerous issues to address, but one of the prominent reasons for their poor performances was their bloated squad.

The Todd Boehly-Clearlake consortium took over Chelsea last summer and signed £600 million worth of new players.

To make matters worse, many of the signings did not resolve Chelsea’s problems on the pitch.

They could run into Financial Fair Play (FFP) trouble if they don’t sell players and raise money.

Incoming manager Mauricio Pochettin wants to streamline the squad ahead of next season. These departures could bring in around £200m.

Chelsea have already told Atletico Madrid they will not sign Joao Felix permanently after his loan spell.

They are close to reaching a deal with AC Milan for Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Rossoneri will pay around £20 million for his services.

Chelsea are ready to sell Mason Mount to Manchester United despite Pochettino wanting to keep him. United are offering £55 million, but Chelsea want £70m.

Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Conor Gallagher, Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic could also leave.

Ethan Ampadu, Mateo Kovacic, Cesar Apilicueta, Malang Sarr and Kalidou Koulibaly are other players who face uncertain futures.

The Blues will reinvest the money to sign a goalkeeper, defensive midfielder and striker.

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