Chelsea planning to sell five players this summer
Chelsea are reportedly planning to part ways with five first-team players during this summer's transfer window.
The west London side are likely to make multiple changes to the squad this summer but their plans have been hampered by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, the club are aiming to boost their transfer kitty through the sale of unwanted players and ESPN claims that Tiemoue Bakayoko, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Michy Batshuayi and Davide Zappacosta could head for the exit door.
Bakayoko has been fancied to make the move to Paris Saint-Germain while Emerson and Alonso are said to be attracting plenty of interest from the Serie A.
Batshuayi, who has scored just one Premier League goal this term, is also expected to be deemed surplus to requirements. The Belgian has been linked with both Crystal Palace and West Ham United in recent weeks.
Elsewhere, Zappacosta is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained on loan at AS Roma. He is unlikely to reclaim a first-team spot with the Blues on his comeback.