Chelsea latest transfer news 2022/23: confirmed signings & departures including Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

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Thomas Tuchel’s transfer business started slow, but picked up in the end as they ended the summer with a hefty net spend.

The summer spending started slowly by all accounts for the west London club, as the Blues said goodbye to Roman Abramovich after 19 years in charge, with American Todd Boehly taking ownership.

Due to when it happened, and some internal changes at Chelsea, their summer transfer business has stalled, but in the last few weeks it has picked up.

Chelsea, by all accounts enjoyed a decent season. Champions League qualification would have been the ultimate aim and was secured without any major difficulty.

Tuchel’s side also made it to two domestic finals, losing to Liverpool on both occasions, taking Jurgen Klopp’s team all the way in both the Carabao and FA Cup.

Fans have bid farewell to longtime heroes and club icons, as well as welcoming fresh new faces into the fold as the Blues prepare to attack the upcoming 2022/2023 season on all fronts.

When did the summer transfer window open?

The summer transfer window for Premier League and English Football League (EFL) clubs, as well as those in the Scottish leagues, opened on Friday, 10 June 2022.

When does the summer transfer window close?

Deadline Day is always dramatic, as clubs scramble to make their team strong as it’s months before they can make transfers again.

Clubs in England will have to conclude their business and any transfer activity before the window closes.

The summer transfer window closed Thursday, 1 September 2022 at 11pm.

Which players have left Chelsea during the transfer window?

So far, there have been more outgoings than incomings at Stamford Bridge this summer, with a big fan favourite departing.

That fan favourite is Antonio Rudiger, who left Chelsea after five years to join current Champions League holders Real Madrid.

Another fellow centre-back also left to join Spain, as Andreas Christensen joined Madrid’s long-term rivals Barcelona on a free transfer.

Club record signing Romelu Lukaku, who joined Chelsea from just last summer for a club record fee, also departed, heading back to the club they signed him from a year ago, Inter Milan.

He did an interview where he revealed he wasn’t happy with life at Chelsea, or the role he was playing, which caused his relationship with both the fans and manager to be broken beyond repair.

Here is the full list of Chelsea departures, including the transfer fee that the club received:

  • Romelu Lukaku - Inter Milan - £8 million (Loan fee)
  • Antonio Rudiger - Real Madrid - Free transfer
  • Andreas Christensen - Barcelona - Free transfer
  • Jake Clarke-Salter - QPR - Free transfer
  • Danny Drinkwater - Released
  • Charly Musonda - Released
  • Ross Barkley - Released
  • Saul Niguez - Loan expired
  • Emerson Palmieri - West Ham - £13 million
  • Timo Werner - RB Leipzig - £18 million
  • Billy Gilmour - Brighton - £9 million
  • Malang Sarr - Monaco - Loan
  • Matt Miazga - Cincinnati - Free
  • Jake Clarke-Salter - QPR - Free
  • Charly Musonda - Levante - Free
  • Marcos Alonso - Released
  • Abdul-Rahman Baba - Reading - Loan
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi - Bayer Leverkusen - Loan
  • Ethan Ampadu - Spezia - Loan

Which players have signed for Chelsea during the transfer window?

Koulibaly is a Blue

With their immediate Premier League rivals making moves in the summer transfer window, as Manchester City sign wonderkid goalscorer Erling Haaland and Liverpool bringing in Darwin Nunez, the pressure has been on.

Chelsea have responded well, and have made a couple of shrewd signings.

Due to losing two key centre backs, Tuchel responded by splashing over £30 million on Napoli centre half Kalidou Koulibaly. He will have an instant connection with first choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, due to the two representing Senegal together.

And after lacking up top for much of last season, Chelsea snapped up Raheem Sterling from Manchester City for just under £50 million, as Tuchel looks to add some goal scoring prowess to his team.

Here is the full list of Chelsea player arrivals, including the transfer fee that the club has spent:

  • Raheem Sterling - Manchester City - £47.5 million
  • Kalidou Koulibaly - Napoli - £34 million
  • Gabriel Slonina - Chicago Fire - £8 million
  • Carney Chukwuemeka - Aston Villa - £20 million
  • Cesare Casadei - Inter Milan - £12.5 million
  • Marc Cucurella - Brighton - £60 million
  • Wesley Fofana - Leicester - £69.5 million
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Barcelona - £10 million
  • Denis Zakaria - Juventus - Loan