Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has been making efforts to offload some of the team’s fringe players, as they seek to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. Since Boehly’s takeover, Chelsea has seen significant investment in new arrivals, resulting in a crowded squad and disappointing performance in the Premier League. According to reports, Boehly has been trying to sell three players to Besiktas, as the Turkish transfer market remained open after the Premier League window closed. The players offered for sale were Malang Sarr, Deivid Washington, and Andrey Santos, with the latter being loaned to Strasbourg.
Sarr, who joined Chelsea in 2020, has struggled to secure playing time and has been loaned out to Porto and Monaco. His situation at Stamford Bridge was highlighted by an unusual moment in a press conference with Mauricio Pochettino, who seemingly did not recognize Sarr’s name. Boehly’s efforts to offload players during the winter window were unsuccessful, and he is now looking to sell fringe players early in the summer.