With the new Financial Fair Play regulations in full blast this summer, and with Chelsea being linked to some of Europe’s biggest stars, Mourinho will have to sell some of his own stars to create funds for these moves. Oscar and Filipe Luís are rumored to be the two biggest names to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with Oscar being linked to Juventus and Luís to return to his former club Atlético Madrid. Chelsea could possibly raise up to £45million from both these sales, which would be enough to sign some of their largest targets this summer.
Mourinho would have to replace both these players, especially Oscar who has appeared in 28 Premier League matches this season. Possible replacements would be Paul Pogba, Koke, and Douglas Costa. Koke would be best fit for Chelsea, and would be available for a relatively lower price compared to Pogba. Douglas Costa has disappointed this season, especially in the Champions League where he only scored one goal, and lacked the pace and movement that Shakhtar needed to succeed.
The good thing about Oscar and Filipe Luís being sold is that they are being linked to clubs that have players that Chelsea are interested in buying. If Juventus is really interested in Oscar, and Chelsea is really interested in Paul Pogba, it gives Chelsea the upper hand in the chase for Paul Pogba. Atlético Madrid has two players Chelsea are interested in, Antoine Griezmann, and Koke. Koke is an attacking midfielder that would play in Oscar’s familiar role. Antoine Griezmann could play as a striker or as a winger, which would move Eden Hazard to right wing, taking Willian’s position. Griezmann is not a better striker than Diego Costa, but would be a quality option off of the bench.
Chelsea is in for an interesting summer, and the squad could be quite different than it was this season. Mourinho will look for his squad to push farther into the Champions League, and retain his grip on the Premier League. Many players and club legends could be on their way out, and new super stars will be on their way in.