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Chelsea set for most profitable window yet?

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January represented an excellent transfer window for Chelsea, as the sales of Juan Mata and Kevin de Bruyne for a combined fee of around £55million meant Chelsea made net profit, despite the acquisitions of Nemanja Matic , Mohammed Salah and Kurt Zouma.

With the rumoured clear out set to continue, to finance big money moves for the likes of Diego Costa, let's look at the potential transfer fees and fall in wages certain departures could create.

Confirmed departing :

David Luiz - £4 million 

Frank Lampard - Free

Ashley Cole - Free 

Samuel Eto - Free


Potentially departing:

Petr Cech - £15-25million?

Cech is well and truly a Chelsea legend, but the arrival of Thibaut Courtois could see the Czech stopper replaced this season. At the age of 32, with his best years still ahead of him, it is unlikely the Chelsea star is willing to be a No.2 and as a result will likely be moved on.

Ryan Bertrand - £8-12million?

Finding first team opportunities hard to come by, Bertrand, despite the release of Ashley Cole, is likely to be moved on this summer. The Champions League winning left back is looking for regular first team football, and with interest from Liverpool , Tottenham, Aston Villa, Southampton and Hull , this is surely his last season with the Blues.

John Obi Mikel - £15-20million?

The Nigerian found his role significantly reduced in the team after the arrival of Nemanja Matic last January. Mikel never truly became the elite defensive midfielder that Chelsea expected when he was signed in what is still one of the most controversial moves in Premier League history. With Inter Milan particularly interested in acquiring his services, it looks like the out of favour Nigeria international is finally set to move on.

Oriol Romeu - £6-8million?

A loan spell to Valencia was viewed as the young Spaniard's route back into the Chelsea first team. However with injuries once again restricting his ability to fully showcase the ability which led to Andre Villas-Boas signing the young midfielder from Barcelona, it is likely Romeu will be permanently moved on this summer.

Victor Moses - £8-11milllion?

A lacklustre loan spell at Liverpool, where the former Crystal Palace star found first team opportunities hard to come by, in addition to the wealth of resources Chelsea now have in the attacking midfielder department has probably led the Nigerian to become surplus to requirements and he will likely be moved on this summer.

Marko Marin - £4-8million?

Similar to Romeu, a respectable loan spell in Spain hampered by injuries has probably made the German expendable this summer. With Marin keen on a permanent move to Spain it looks as though an agreement can be reached.

Gael Kakuta - £2-4million?

Once the man with the world at his feet. The rise and fall of Gael Kakuta will forever be consigned to the history books as it will surely take a miracle for the gifted Frenchman to resurrect his career to the heights once expected of him. With negotiations in the latter stages for a permanent move to Lazio, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the young Frenchman; the only certainty is that it will not be at Chelsea.

Fernando Torres - £10-15million?

What more can be said about Fernando Torres fledgling Chelsea career? Signed for a record breaking £50million Torres never truly exhibited the form in west London that made him one of the world's most feared striker. With Roman Abramovich finally set to cut his losses this summer, this is probably the best solution for all parties.

Demba Ba - £7-£12million?

Perhaps unfortunate to be included on this list due to limited opportunities in the Blue of Chelsea. Demba Ba will forever be remembered for his last gasp winner to send Chelsea through against PSG in the Champions League this past season. With a overhaul expected of the Stamford Bridge outfits striking force, expect the Senegalese star to join this exodus with reports linking him with a move to Turkey.


Unlikely yet possible :

Thibaut Courtois - £25-35million?

With it being rumoured that Courtois is unwilling to be a second choice keeper to Chelsea stalwart Petr Cech the Blues could opt to keep the Czech star and cash in on the Belgian who recently declared he had: "No emotional attachment to the club".

However, with reports suggesting Mourinho is ready to make him his No.1 next season this looks very unlikely.

Branislav Ivanovic - £15-20million?

Despite being a key member for Mourinho’s side last season, Ivanovic is reportedly not happy with Chelsea’s unwillingness to give him the contract extensions he is looking for in accordance with there over 30’s policy. With PSG interested in bringing the Serbian defender to Paris, as unlikely as it is, it cannot be categorically ruled out.

Oscar - £30-50million?

PSG can’t seem to get enough of Chelsea players with their reported interest in bringing in another Brazilian in the shape of Oscar to Paris. Mourinho declared that Oscar was his No.10 therefore this deal is very unlikely, however Chelsea’s pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas could change this.

Eden Hazard - £50-70million?

Another Chelsea star linked with the Pac de Princes with PSG recently submitting an offer in the region of £61million. Hazard recently changed his shirt number to the No.10 shirt and declared his intentions to be at Stamford Bridge next season. It would take a miracle for this deal to happen.

Romelu Lukaku - £25-35million?

In spite of his spectacular loan form over the past two seasons, there remains doubt over the young Belgian's Chelsea future. With Chelsea all but tying up a deal for Diego Costa, it remains to be seen whether Lukaku has a future at the Bridge with reports linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid , Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund.

With all the potential departures causing Chelsea to receive transfer fees well over the £100 million mark and reducing there weekly wage bill by up to £1million pounds we can see just how profitable this summer transfer window could be; creating vital funds for their rumoured pursuits - something which could prove to be critical with the Financial FairPlay Rules now in place.

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