Date: 26th June 2023 at 6:20pm
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Defender Kalidou Koulibaly became the second player to swap Chelsea for Saudi Arabia this summer when he completed a move to Al Hilal. 

The Senegal international, who only joined the Blues last summer, follows midfielder N’Golo Kante to the Pro League, with the France international having signed for Al-Ittihad.

Several other high profile players from across Europe have been linked with moves to the Saudi Arabian top flight, while several other Chelsea players are expected to depart Stamford Bridge this summer.

Since taking charge of the club last summer, owner Todd Boehly has spent more than £500 million on new signings, and he and new manager Mauricio Pochettino must now trim the squad.

One of those that looks likely to leave is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and it appears that the midfielder is now on the verge of sealing a departure.

According to Fabrizio Romano, talks between Chelsea and Italian side AC Milan over a proposed move for Loftus-Cheek are progressing.

The Italian journalist claims that personal terms have already been agreed with the player keen on the move.

Loftus Cheek is expected to join AC Milan this summer

Loftus-Cheek, 27, is a graduate of Chelsea’s fruitful youth academy and has been a regular for the senior side for several seasons now.

The England international has previously spent time on loan with Crystal Palace and Fulham, but it appears that he may now be leaving Chelsea permanently.

In total, the midfielder has made 155 appearances across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and providing 18 assists.

Last term, the Englishman made 33 appearances across all competitions, including 25 Premier League games.

Romano claims that Milan have shown an interest in Loftus-Cheek since May, with the player having been attracted by the project that the Italian side pitched.

Chelsea are set to offload a number of fringe players this summer but the west London outfit will also be keen to bolster their squad once they have raised funds and reduced the size of the squad.

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