By Kailyn Conner of the Bluegrass Blues
Over the summer transfer window, Chelsea spent £86.2m and earned £28.9m from transfers, for any of you Arsenal-esque hawks watching our bottom line.
Marco Amelia and Kevin Wright were released and remain unsigned by any club. Reece Mitchell went to Chesterfield on a free transfer and John Swift to Reading on a free transfer. We finally managed to offload Marko Marin (who, let’s be honest, no one remembered we still technically owned – #GermanMessi) onto poor Olympiakos for a lowly £3m. Stipe Perica moved to Udinese in a £3.4m sale, Papy Djilobodji to Sunderland in an £8m sale, and about half of the gains came from the sale of Mohamed Salah to Roma for £14.5m.
Just in case you were wondering, in former loanee news, Falcao returned home to Monaco and Pato was transferred by Corinthians to Villareal.
In return, Chelsea purchased Marcos Alonso from Fiorentina for £23m, N’Golo Kante from Leicester City for £30m, David Luiz from Paris St. Germain for £30m, and Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for £33.2m. In addition, Chelsea gained the services of Eduardo on free transfer from Dinamo Zagreb, as well as three scholar players – Marcin Bułka (who is Polish), Juan Familia-Castillo (who is Dutch), and, my personal favorite, Charlie Brown. So many terrible jokes, so little time. So that’s two goalkeepers, two forwards, a LB, a CB (theoretically), and two midfielders.
Chelsea brought in zero loans, and the list of loans can be seen below.