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Masters at selling flops: See list of Chelsea players sold for £411.8m



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By Ediale Kingsley
Current figures show that Chelsea are one of the best at making solid benefits from doing away with their ‘wastes’.
Although, they are all basically unwanted players when they left. But sooner than they left, a few of them became valuable and desired asset. Players like Kevin De Bruyne is one of such hot cakes.
And we can’t leave Romelu Lukaku who the club maybe dishing out a mouth watering sum of figure between £65-75m for it’s services. Pogba has shown us how costly our ‘ex-lovers’ can become, when we have want them back.
Chelsea have been earning a fortune from selling substitutes and reserves to bankroll their spending. While, many clubs like Monaco are selling their best legs for huge funds. Chelsea is doing the reverse and they are doing it in style.
On Friday, the Blues flogged Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for an eye-watering £20million after he failed to crack the first team. Owner of the club, Roman Abramovich is top of the investor list having ploughed more than £2 billion into Chelsea.
Abramovich has also made a fortune from selling flops. And his sale means Chelsea have raked in a staggering 411.8m in just three years from selling unwanted players.
Here are all of the players Chelsea have let go since 2014.
Nathan Ake – £20m to Bournemouth
Asmir Begovic – £10m to Bournemouth
Dominic Solanke – £3m (expected fee with tribunal pending) to Liverpool
Juan Cuadrado – £26.8m to Juventus
Christian Atsu – £6.2m to Newcastle
Bertrand Traore – £17.5m to Lyon
Oscar – £60m to Shanghai SIPG
Patrick Bamford – £6m to Middlesbrough
Stipe Perica – £3.4m to Udinese
Mohamed Salah – £11m to Roma
Marko Marin – £3m to Olympiakos
Ramires – £25m to Jiangsu Suning
Thorgan Hazard – £5.85m to Borussia Moenchengladbach
Gael Kakuta – £2.5m to Sevilla
Petr Cech – £10m to Arsenal
Josh McEachran – £750,000 to Brentford
Felipe Luis – £17m to Atletico Madrid
Oriol Romeu – £5m to Southampton
Andre Schurrle – £22m to Wolfsburg
Ryan Bertrand – £10m to Southampton
David Luiz – £50m to Paris Saint-Germain
Demba Ba – £4.7m to Besiktas
Patrick van Aanholt – £1.5m to Sunderland
Romelu Lukaku – £28m to Everton
George Saville – £1m to Wolves
Juan Mata – £37.1m to Manchester United
Kevin De Bruyne – £16.5m to Wolfsburg

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