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Simon Jordan has told Todd Boehly which three players Chelsea must sell this summer in order to solve the club’s recent financial losses. On Monday, the Blues reported losses of £121million in the 2021/22 financial year, which ended in June 2022.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Crystal Palace owner said: “If they sell Conor Gallagher, who’s a £40m footballer… if they sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who’s a £40m footballer… and they sell Mason Mount, who’s probably a £60m footballer, they’ll make £140m profit.”
Then, when quizzed on whether offloading the aforementioned academy graduates would upset supporters, Jordan replied: “Too bad, that’s now how it works in the real world. People don’t want young players, they want top players.
“Loftus-Cheek has had six years to lay his claim at Chelsea of being a regular first-team player, he hasn’t done it. Gallagher, in and out, a very good player and we’d love to have him at Crystal Palace, but is he going to be able to move out some of these top players that have been brought in [by Chelsea]?
“Debatable. Whether Boehly can achieve it [selling these plaeyrs] or not, it’s a different matter. But there’s no reason to suggest that he can’t achieve it. Are you telling me no one wants to buy Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, or Mount?
“If you said that, it’d be ridiculous because we all know there will be a big market for those three players.”