Chelsea’s squad is already bloated – but it could get even bigger after some loanees return to the club in the summer.
Here are 10 players Chelsea have loaned out, as per Transfermarkt:
No, your eyes do not deceive you: Bakayoko and Baba still, for some reason, are on Chelsea’s books.
There’s no chance of them playing a single game for the Blues, but their contracts still run for another year after this season. The new owners could have no problems in getting rid of them for a pittance, though.
Sarr is playing regularly at Monaco and could stay there if he continues this way. The French club will be obliged to buy the Frenchman out if he makes a certain number of appearances.
Ampadu is still only 22 years old, but it seems he’s been loaned out forever. This might be the last time he returns to Cobham before Chelsea finally part ways with him, though.
Romelu Lukaku is another player Chelsea would happily offload – but it would depend on whether Inter Milan would be willing to take him back after an underwhelming first loan spell.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is the most fascinating case here. Once deemed to be the future of the club, he’s now unlikely to find his way back after a less-than-perfect loan at Bayer. He could be one of the homegrown players Chelsea sell to help their FFP position.
Finally, Malo Gusto and Andrey Santos are the players Chelsea will count on in the next season – provided that Santos finally gets the work permit, of course.
The same could be applied to Colwill and Maatsen who have been hugely impressive on their loans. However, it remains to be seen where they fit into the current Chelsea squad, if they do at all.