Four Chelsea players could leave for free after this season

At least four Chelsea players could leave the club as free agents next summer.

New Blues boss, Graham Potter, will have big decisions to make in the coming months after replacing Thomas Tuchel.

Potter will be looking to improve the squad and also try to keep some of their current stars at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both left on free transfers to Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively, last summer after failing to agree on contract extensions.

Chelsea could lose more players for nothing in 2023.

Jorginho is one of such players. The Italy midfielder joined from Napoli in a £50m deal in the summer of 2018 and has played under three different managers.

Barcelona are considering a move for the 30-year-old as they continue to look at potential replacements for Sergio Busquets.

Fellow midfielder, N’Golo Kante, recently rejected fresh terms.

The Frenchman has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world during his time at Chelsea, helping them win the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

But Kante has become increasingly injury prone in recent seasons and managed just 21 Premier League starts in 2021/22.

The club recently offered the 31-year-old a two-year deal, but he is holding out for three years guaranteed and the option of a fourth year.

Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are monitoring his situation.

Thiago Silva arrived at Chelsea in 2020 as a 35-year-old free agent and made 48 appearances in all competitions last season.

The Brazilian has been an ever-present in 2022/2023, playing every minute in the Premier League so far this season.

Silva, now 38, will be out of contract in June 2023.

After being released by Fulham at the end of the 2020/2021 season, Marcus Bettinelli joined Chelsea on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old is currently the Blues’ third-choice goalkeeper, providing back-up to Edouard Mandy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

He didn’t play in the Premier League in 2021/2022 and has made just one first-team appearance for the Blues, starting in a 5-1 win over Chesterfield in the FA Cup third round.

The goalkeeper will fall further down the pecking order next year as Gabriel Slonina is set to arrive in January.

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