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Chelsea to sell three players to make room for this 25-year-old Bundesliga star

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Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich is subject of transfer interest from UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea.

Transfer News: Thomas Tuchel willing to offload three Chelsea players to make room for Kingsley Coman

According to transfer news from Daily Express (h/t Football.london), Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is willing to part ways with three first-team players in order to potentially accommodate Kingsley Coman.

These players are Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Hakim Ziyech. Barkley was surplus to requirements last season for Frank Lampard as he sanctioned a loan move for the Englishman.

Hudson-Odoi and Ziyech, meanwhile, have found starts hard to come by under Tuchel. The 28-year-old Moroccan has largely appeared in the league off the bench, while Hudson-Odoi continues to adjust to the new formation.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech could be sold by Chelsea to make way for Kingsley Coman.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech could be sold by Chelsea to make way for Kingsley Coman. (imago Images)

Tuchel shifted to a 3-4-2-1 when he took over the helm. Hudson-Odoi, a winger, has thus had to make do with playing as a wide midfielder in a 5-man defence for the German manager at times.

A big sacrifice for just one player?

Ziyech, who joined Chelsea’s ranks just last summer, is now eyed by Serie A side AC Milan, as per a report by Calciomercato last month (h/t Football.london).

The three names mentioned can all be considered important in Chelsea’s squad, but Barkley is perhaps less important than others. Hudson-Odoi is just 20 years old and a very exciting prospect that the Blues should not let go of easily.

Ziyech, on the other hand, has shown his pedigree in the Netherlands and is an important squad player, as he proved last season. Selling off three first-team players for Kingsley Coman seems like a move that would divide opinions among the fanbase.

Kingsley Coman wants to leave Bayern Munich (imago Images)
Kingsley Coman is linked with a transfer from Bayern Munich to Chelsea. (imago Images)

The 25-year-old French winger, who plies his trade at Bayern Munich, is primarily a left-winger. That flank, in Tuchel’s system, was taken up by Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell last season as wide midfielders.

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But it remains to be seen if Chelsea have a different plan for Coman or if they want him to occupy the left flank at Stamford Bridge, granted they manage to sign him.

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