The headline departure is that of centre-back Fikayo Tomori, who officially completed his permanent switch to AC Milan at the beginning of the month in a £25million deal following a successful loan spell.
Elsewhere, Victor Moses has joined Spartak Moscow on a permanent deal, Billy Gilmour will spend the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Norwich City, whilst Marco van Ginkel and Willy Caballero are amongst those to have left on free transfers.
Now there’s news of another transfer and once again it’s an exit as director Marina Granovskaia – responsible for the deals – continues to trim the size of Tuchel’s squad.
As first reported by The Athletic, Marc Guehi is closing in on a permanent move to London rivals Crystal Palace.
Furthermore, football.london understands Chelseahave accepted a significant offer from the Eagles for the England Under-21 international, whose move is expected to be completed in the next 48 hours.
The Blues have agreed a sell-on fee with Palace and have the first refusal on any future move for the academy graduate. Although, there is no agreement regarding a buyback option.
With Guehi set to leave, a decision has been made regarding another Chelsea graduate. According to The Telegraph, it is likely that midfielder Conor Gallagher will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge again next season on loan following a spell at West Bromwich Albion.
In addition, the report states that Newcastle have been monitoring the player’s situation. Although, the Magpies are said to be close to agreeing a deal with Arsenal for Joe Willock to return to St James’ Park, so it’s unclear as to if this would affect any move for Gallagher.
Despite Tuchel already revealing he needs ‘four strong midfielders’, the temporary departure of Gilmour doesn’t appear to have opened the door for Gallagher.
“He [Gilmour] has three big problems – N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho are three big problems. They are never injured and they perform on a level in central midfield that is not easy to compete with,” Tuchel said last season. “This is the only thing.
“This is the situation. Nothing has changed. I am super happy he is here. We need four strong midfielders.”