Chelsea’s double swoop for David Luiz and Fernando Torres, costing the West London club around £75 million in the January transfer window, has created a lot buzz in European football. There are many who raised question over the Blues’ expenditure in relation to the financial fair play rules devised by UEFA.
A report published in The Sun says Chelsea could offload as many as five players in the Summer transfer window in order to meet UEFA’s rules. Here, it is noteworthy that Chelsea has reported a yearly loss of £70.9 million recently. So, the club owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to meet up the financial rules.
According to a Chelsea source, players like Didier Drogba, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda, Yuri Zhirkov and Jose Bosingwa could be shown the exit door in order to balance the club’s accounts. It seems Chelsea is moving towards a new start as the defending champions have suffered some humiliating defeats this season and are currently 10 points adrift of leader Manchester United.
However, some people see it as Chelsea’s strategy to motivate its players to give their best in the remainder of the season because the players would consider it as the last chance to save themselves from being a summer casualty.