Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that the club will be looking at the possibility of selling a few players and loaning a few players in order to reduce the squad after they have made a number of new signings in the attacking department. Chelsea have so far signed six attacking players in the summer transfer window. Most of the players are signed with the intent of playing in the first-team unlike in previous seasons when the signings in the summer transfer window were mostly made with a view for developing the first-team in the future. Players like Eden Hazard and Marko Marin are expected to challenge for a first-team spot in the team.
As a result, the club needs to balance the books by sending a few players out on loan and also by selling some of the players according to manager Roberto di Matteo. Some of the players who do not have a future at the club include the likes of Gael Kakuta and Florent Malouda. The club has been working extremely hard in the transfer window in order to bring down the age of the squad, which has often been criticised in recent seasons. The 34-year-old Didier Drogba has left the club in addition to the players like Nicolas Anelka and Alex, who were sold in the January transfer window.
“He’s a very exciting and young talent. He’s a creative midfield player. A goal-scoring midfield player as well so he’s going to add a lot of options and offer solutions for us also. He’s one of the youngest players ever to push through to the Brazilian national team and he will be a fantastic signing, a fantastic player for us,” said the Chelsea manager regarding the latest signing of Brazilian international Oscar, who is thought to have cost Chelsea £ 25 million.