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Three Chelsea stars expected to leave in January

Chelsea are looking to add new players before the January transfer window closes, but the Financial Fair Play restrictions mean they may need to sell first. 

The Blues have already sanctioned loan moves for Ian Maatsen, David Datro Fofana and Alex Matos, but we could see a few more departures before the end of this month. 

Below we have discussed some of these players. 

Armando Broja 

Armando Broja suffered a brutal ACL injury in December 2022 that kept him sidelined for around nine months. 

He made his return against Aston Villa in September, and has since made 12 more appearances in the English top-flight, scoring a single goal. 

However, as per The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Chelsea are willing to part company with him amid interest from Fulham, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Christopher Nkunku is expected to return soon from injury, while Nicolas Jackson is also an option for them. 

Additionally, they are looking to add another top-quality striker this January with Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen linked. 

Noni Madueke 

Noni Madueke joined Chelsea from PSV Eindhoven in January last year but he has failed to make a huge impact at Stamford Bridge, having featured in only 14 games across all competitions. 

The 21-year-old came off the bench to score the winning goal against Crystal Palace last month, and Mauricio Pochettino rewarded him with a start against Luton Town. 

But he was back on the bench in the Blues’ most recent Premier League home fixture with Fulham. 

With Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer in the team, Madueke is likely to struggle for game time in West London.  

The English giants may not want to lose the young winger so soon but could be forced to sanction a move to help fund their January transfer plans. 

Trevoh Chalobah 

Trevoh Chalobah’s future has been the subject of huge speculation this month. 

The homegrown talent is yet to play a game this season after picking up a hamstring injury. 

He is expected to regain full fitness soon, but Chelsea could decide to sell him in the January transfer window. 

Fulham are interested to sign him, but they are exploring a loan move for the 24-year-old (Daily Mail). 

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich, AS Roma and Tottenham Hotspur are also said to be monitoring the English footballer. 



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