Report: Raheem Sterling included, as Chelsea prepare to sell up to 15 players this summer

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Chelsea appear set to have a very busy summer transfer window – except this time, it’s not so much about incomings.

According to Football.London, the Blues are looking to carry out a summer clear-out of their squad, and will be offloading the players they no longer consider part of the ongoing project at Stamford Bridge.

It is claimed the move is also part of efforts to improve the club’s finances, and ensure they continue to comply with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules, especially given their intention to bolster certain areas of the squad in the summer.

Thiago Silva is almost certain to leave Chelsea when his current contract comes to an end in June, having spent the last four years at the club.

Trevoh Chalobah came close to joining Bayern Munich last summer before the move fell apart, and the defender remains listed for transfer, despite enjoying more playing time these past few weeks.

Conor Gallagher is also expected to be sold, with Tottenham believed to be strong favourites to sign the 24-year-old midfielder, who has been one of Chelsea’s best players this season.

The Englishman has just a year left on his current contract, and Chelsea will not be willing to let him leave for free, knowing he can earn them pure profits as an academy graduate.

Raheem Sterling is said to still be attracting interest from clubs in Saudi Arabia, despite the 29-year-old turning down a big-money offer from the Asian country last summer.

The former Manchester City star has become less-popular among the Chelsea fan base, and might become one of those asked to leave this summer, along with Malang Sarr, Carney Chukwuemeka, Marc Cucurella and Noni Madueke.

Players currently on loan, such as Ian Maatsen, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Romelu Lukaku, Armando Broja, David Datro Fofana, Lewis Hall and Hakim Ziyech already appear to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, and offers for them will be accepted if they match what Chelsea value them at.