Graham Potter puts NINE Chelsea players up for sale including Mateo Kovacic

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter has reportedly put nine first-team players up for sale ahead of the summer transfer window.

Potter is reportedly keen on trimming his squad, aware that he will have too many players to keep happy at Stamford Bridge.

According to ESPN via Metro, Christian Pulisic is set to leave the club in the summer. The American international will have just 12 months left on his contract.

Kalidou Kouliably, who only joined Chelsea from Napoli last summer, has also being placed on the transfer list. He has been deemed surplus to requirements following the arrival of Benoit Badiashile in January.

Hakim Ziyech saw a January move to Paris Saint-Germain collapse because of a paperwork issue and will be allowed to leave the club in the summer.

Chelsea strikers Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are also reportedly for sale.

The Blues will also listen to offers for Mateo Kovacic and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while N’Golo Kante is yet to agree a new deal and is out of contract at the end of the season.

Chelsea star Mason Mount will also be allowed to leave the club in the summer if he fails to agree a new contract with the club.