Chelsea Transfer News, Rumors Aubameyang's Marseille Move and Blues' Squad Overhaul

Chelsea Transfer News, Rumors – With the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the new head coach, Chelsea is gearing up for a transformative summer in the transfer window. After a disappointing season that saw them finish 12th in the Premier League and get knocked out in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Blues are eager to rebuild their squad under the guidance of the former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain manager.

As the new season approaches, Chelsea has been making significant moves to trim their wage bill and revamp their playing staff. Here is the latest soccer transfer news for Canadian and rumors surrounding the club:

Aubameyang Set for Marseille

On July 19, it was reported that Chelsea is continuing to cut down its wage bill, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to leave for French side Marseille. The 34-year-old striker is expected to sign a three-year contract with the club, taking a pay cut from his current Stamford Bridge salary. Aubameyang’s time at Chelsea has been far from successful, making only 21 appearances since his €12 million move from Barcelona. His prospects further dimmed when Thomas Tuchel, who initially pushed for his signature, was sacked shortly after his arrival. Under Graham Potter’s management, the former Arsenal forward saw limited playing time, making just 131 minutes after the World Cup.

Chelsea Transfer News, RumorsPulisic Departs for AC Milan

On July 13, Christian Pulisic, the U.S. international, bid farewell to Chelsea as he joined AC Milan. After four inconsistent years at the club, Pulisic signed a four-year contract with the San Siro outfit. While Pulisic was a part of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning squad, he needed help to secure a consistent place in the starting lineup. The 24-year-old must find his place in a team filled with attacking talent at Milan.

Fofana Joins Union Berlin on Loan

David Fofana, the young forward who joined Chelsea in January, will spend the upcoming season on loan at Union Berlin, the German club that does not have an option to purchase him. Fofana, brought in from Molde earlier this year, made four appearances for Chelsea without scoring due to the club’s struggles up front. Joining U.S. international Brenden Aaronson in Berlin, Fofana will be able to test his skills in the Champions League.

Cesar Azpilicueta, a Beloved Figure, Leaves

Cesar Azpilicueta, the club captain, departs Stamford Bridge after an illustrious 11-year career at Chelsea. Winning a host of titles, including the Champions League, Club World Cup, Premier League, Europa League, and domestic cups, Azpilicueta has etched his name as a Chelsea legend. He will now join Atletico Madrid after his contract expires, leaving Chelsea with a glowing tribute for his contributions to the club.

Mason Mount’s Move to Manchester United Confirmed

Mason Mount has left Chelsea to join Manchester United in a significant move. The 24-year-old midfielder made 195 appearances for the Blues, scoring 33 goals and winning the Champions League and Club World Cup. Despite the speculations surrounding his departure, Mount expressed gratitude to Chelsea supporters for their unwavering support throughout his 18 years at the club.

Hakim Ziyech Al Nassr Move on the verge of Collapse

Hakim Ziyech’s potential move to Al Nassr has hit a roadblock as further medical tests in Madrid reveal concerning results on his hip and knee status. The deal, valued initially at €8 million, will likely collapse or be renegotiated, potentially involving a pay cut for the 30-year-old playmaker.

Mateo Kovacic’s Move to Manchester City Sealed

Chelsea’s first significant window sale saw Mateo Kovacic sign a four-year contract with Manchester City. The Croatian midfielder joined City for a £25 million fee, potentially rising to £30 million with add-ons. Kovacic’s departure frees up space in the midfield and offers Chelsea a reasonable return for the 29-year-old entering the final year of his contract.

Saudi Arabian Exits from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea is set to offload several top earners to Saudi Arabia’s Pro League clubs, significantly reducing their wage bill. N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the players expected to make the move, which could save nearly £1 million a week for Chelsea.

Christopher Nkunku’s Arrival from RB Leipzig

The first signing of the Pochettino era at Chelsea is Christopher Nkunku, who was secured from RB Leipzig. The club hierarchy committed a substantial fee to bring the versatile attacker to Stamford Bridge, where he aims to make an impact in the Premier League.

Midfield Reinforcements Sought by Chelsea

With potential key midfielders like Kante, Kovacic, and Mount Departures, Chelsea is actively looking to bring in new midfield talents. The club had pursued Manuel Ugarte before losing out to PSG and is now targeting Caicedo and Lavia to bolster their midfield options.

As the summer transfer window progresses, Chelsea’s fans eagerly await more signings and developments that could shape the team’s prospects for the upcoming season. With Pochettino at the helm, the Blues hope to rebuild and rise to the top of English football.