Chelsea begin plans for crucial summer with brilliant sale of 19-year-old Cobham graduate

Chelsea have a crucial summer ahead and will need to get their finances correct.

Chelsea defender on loan at Newcastle Lewis Hall is the first player to leave the club after the Magpies triggered his loan move, making it permanent after the 4-0 win over Tottenham over the weekend according to NewcastleWorld. 

The 19-year-old joined the Magpies on loan from Chelsea at the beginning of the campaign with the move including a reported £28million obligation to buy. 

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He has since made 12 appearances for the Magpies, including starting back-to-back games against Everton and Fulham before illness meant he could only play in the second half against Tottenham. 

The requirement to make his deal has been met according to NewcastleWorld who have quoted journalist Ben Jacobs. 

NewcastleWorld quotes Jacobs: “United can't finish worse than 14th, thus triggering the deal.” 

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has also previously said he was always thinking long-term when it came to Hall, further cementing the club's vision for him. 

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Howe said: “In terms of my thinking, I’m preparing Lewis to be at Newcastle for many years. He was always brought in with a long-term view, not a short-term signing. He is a long-term signing.”

Chelsea needing to cash in

Chelsea reported a figure of £90.1million in losses and are desperate to stay within regulations when it comes to the Premier League sustainability rules which allows for losses of £105million over a three-year cycle.

The likes of Conor Gallagher, Ian Maatsen on loan at Dortmund and Trevoh Chalobah could all be sold to generate pure profit.  

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