Chelsea central Marina Granovskaia has four recent issues to solve with transfer window closed ...
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Chelsea may have enjoyed one of the fresh impressive offload windows in ended years, bringing in Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to supplementary strengthen the squad. But there is still plenty of afafir to be done for offload capital Marina Granovskaia.
Roman Abramovich’s right-hand noblewoman has overseen transfer operations at Stamford Bridge for many of the recent decade.
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And the 46-year-old again had a big drudge in securing the signing of Lukaku from Inter Milan this summer.
But Granovskaia cede be sweating on the future of four key Chelsea players, who are all now in the closing year of their contracts at the club.
The four players, all defenders, could walk away from west London for emancipate in the summer of 2022.
And Granovskaia’s principal assignment for the next few months bequeath be to determine the futures of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva.
Chelsea’s offload activity suggests that Granovskaia is well aware of the dormant deficiency to strengthen the club’s defensive ranks.
But the Blues’ attempts to token France international Jules Kounde was unsuccessful, with the Premier League staff expected to get back with a tender for the Sevilla entertainer in future transfer windows.
"The only formal offer from Chelsea came last Wednesday," Sevilla executive of football Monchi oral earlier this week.
"We werent satisfied with the offer, and it was linked to Chelsea selling a player. It was a decent charge but it didnt meet our criteria. We havent said with Chelsea since Friday night."
However, Granovskaia consign be relatively buoyant of obtaining her individual the modern instance around, after it was revealed that Kounde’s preferred bear was to Stamford Bridge.
"Theres been a mountain of rumour about moves made for Jules, the majority of which were rejected by the player," Monchi said.
"If there was one cudgel he liked the look of, it was Chelsea.”
All four of the soon-to-be out-of-contract defensive quartet featured in Chelsea’s 1-1 plot with Liverpool last weekend.
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