The English transfer window officially slammed shut on Thursday evening which means clubs can no longer register any new players. Despite the club’s transfer ban, Chelsea still had a relatively busy window so here’s the full round-up.
Despite the ban there was a few arrivals at the club.
Matteo Kovacic (Real Madrid) £40.5M
Christian Pulisic (Borrussia Dortmund) £57.6M
Chelsea have two ‘new’ players arriving this summer. Matteo Kovacic spent the previous season on loan with The Blues and the club opted to make his move permanent in the summer. While the Croatian is officially a new arrival, he will of course be a familiar sight for Chelsea fans having already appeared 51 times for the club.
Christian Pulisic was also not technically a summer signing. Chelsea signed the USMNT winger in January from Borussia Dortmund but allowed the German side to keep hold of the 20-year-old on loan for the remainder of the 18/19 campaign. Despite this we’ve included him in this summer’s arrivals.
The FIFA sanctioned transfer ban on Chelsea has obviously limited arrivals into the club until next summer, so this transfer window was dominated by out-goings. Here’s the full breakdown:
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) £90M*
Ola Aina (Torino) £9.0M
Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) £8.1M
David Luiz (Arsenal) £8.0M
Ethan Ampadu (RB Lepzig) Loan
Eduardo (SC Braga) Free
Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) Free
Todd Kane (QPR) Free
Matt Miazga (Reading) Loan
Lewis Baker (Düsseldorf) Loan
Danny Drinkwater (Burnley) Loan
Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield) Loan
Izzy Brown (Luton Town) Loan
Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid) £50.4M**
Dujon Sterling (Wigan) Loan
Conor Gallagher (Charlton) Loan
Marcin Bulka (PSG) Free
Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) £4M
Nathan Baxter (Ross County) Loan
Richard Nartey (Burton Albion) Loan
Josh Grant (Plymouth) Loan
Charly Musonda (Vitesse) Loan
* Fee rising to around £130M
** Impending, due to complete in 20/21
The most major name to depart Stamford Bridge is, of course, Eden Hazard. The Belgian was ultimately set for Real Madrid but left on brilliant terms with Chelsea fans following European glory and an outstanding personal season for the Belgian. Considering the winger had just a year remaining on his contract, Chelsea did well to receive a substantial potential fee of £130M.
David Luiz provided deadline-day drama yet again as he looked to force through a move to London rivals Arsenal. The Brazilian had reportedly been told by Frank Lampard that he currently isn’t his first choice defender and as a result the centre-back decided to depart the club rather than fighting for his place. A fee of £8M seems low, but for a 32-year-old centre-back who is certainly on the decline it isn’t too bad value. Bare in mind he may well have been released if it wasn’t for Chelsea’s transfer ban preventing the club from signing replacements.
There was plenty of players departing on loan as has become expected at Chelsea. Danny Drinkwater was also moved on having made just a single competitive appearance last season for Chelsea.
In other news Chelsea secured the futures of a number of key youngsters. Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both already been confirmed to have signed long term deals. Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham are all believed to be close to agreeing extensions as well. Overall, Chelsea’s transfer window probably went as well as it could have considering the transfer ban.
Written by Dan Barker | @danbarkzr