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Chelsea have been linked with blockbuster transfers for Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele this summer. New owner Todd Boehly is keen to kick off his reign with some big-money signings to ensure Thomas Tuchel can propel the club among the Premier League’s title contenders. 

Manchester City and England forward Sterling could set Chelsea back around £50million. The addition of Barcelona ace Dembele may cost considerably less as his contract is set to expire at the end of June. 

However, signing the pair would further bloat Tuchel’s attacking options. The German has a wealth of talent to choose from when he picks his front three ahead of matches. 

Express Sport picks out four players who could make way to accommodate Sterling and Dembele. 

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Hakim Ziyech

Ziyech has enjoyed fleeting highlights in a Chelsea shirt. There was the stunning goal against Tottenham earlier last season and the FA Cup semi-final winner against Manchester City in 2021. But the Moroccan has done little else to justify the whopping £40m fee Chelsea paid in 2020. 

Ziyech has often found his pathway to regular football blocked by Tuchel’s plethora of attacking talent. The potential arrivals of Sterling and Dembele could see Ziyech, 29, decide that he no longer has a future at Stamford Bridge. 

Like Broja, Ziyech is another player who could command a high fee. Without Roman Abramovich’s spending power, the Blues must start recouping money for players. 

Kenedy

When Kenedy lined up for Chelsea’s final game of the season against Watford, Blues fans would be forgiven for forgetting that the Brazilian was still their player. It was the 26-year-old’s first Premier League appearance since May 2019. 

An assist in the win over Watford is unlikely to come into Tuchel’s thinking next season when he streamlines his squad to fit within the Premier League’s 25-man rule. Kenedy is unlikely to get anywhere near the starting 11, either in a front three or as a wing-back.