Multiple sides waiting in the wings to snap up star Chelsea are willing to let go

Trevoh Chalobah, Christian Pulisic, Chelsea, April 2022

Chelsea are reportedly willing to let Trevoh Chalobah leave on loan this summer, and multiple sides are keen on snapping him up.

When it comes to the transfer window, Chelsea are generally one of the busiest sides in England. Indeed, the Blues are no strangers to shaping their squad how they see fit.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have made five permanent signings during the summer. However, there has also been a number of high-profile departures.

Defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have both moved to Spain, signing for Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.

Also heading through the exit door have been Romelu Lukaku, Malang Sarr, and Timo Werner – the former two on loan.

Those may not be the last players Chelsea see the back of this window. There have recently been reports that Christian Pulisic could be on his way out, with Manchester United keen on taking him on loan.

The Athletic reports that the Blues will also allow defender Chalobah to leave on a loan deal.

The 23-year-old made just 20 Premier League appearances last season, starting 17 of those. This term, he is yet to feature in a minute of senior action.

Indeed, he has been an unused substitute in both of Chelsea’s first two games. Chalobah’s lack of game time suggests he is not required by Chelsea at the moment, hence them allowing him to leave.

Interest in him is not scarce, as the report states that there are sides from both the Premier League and Serie A keen on signing him.

Chalobah loan strange from Chelsea

Allowing Chalobah to leave this summer seems a strange decision from Chelsea. Indeed, he performed well when called upon last season.

What’s more, the Blues’ depth in the centre of defence has dropped during the summer. Christensen and Rudiger have both left, and Sarr has headed out on loan.

Indeed, that leaves just four centre-backs in the squad: new signing Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and the returning Ethan Ampadu, who has not made the first-team squad for either game this season.

Both Reece James and Marc Cucurella can be utilised in the heart of the defence, but are better suited as wing-backs. As such, keeping Chalobah this season might have been wise from Chelsea.

However, he could be given more of an opportunity to develop away from the side. That could reap benefits in the long run, as it has for the likes of Conor Gallagher.