Florent Malouda, a former Chelsea player, has spoken out about why great players are leaving the club this summer.
The former France international said that the club is selling ‘better’ players to rival clubs because such players do not trust in Todd Boehly’s vision and goal.
Jorginho joined Arsenal in January, while Mateo Kovacic just joined Manchester City and Kai Havertz is likely to join the north London club.
This summer, the Blues are holding a clearance sale in order to comply with Financial Fair Play and avoid sanction from football authorities.
N’Golo Kante and Kalidou Koulibaly have already departed Chelsea for Saudi Pro League teams, and more players are likely to follow.
Manchester United are continuing to pursue Mason Mount, but Hakim Ziyech is expected to go.
“Chelsea didn’t sell players to rivals under Roman Abramovich for one simple reason: the club was very competitive,” Malouda said to Genting Casino.
“Players stayed because there was a winning mentality—Chelsea was always competing for the biggest prizes.”
“What we’re seeing right now, selling players to rivals, isn’t solely due to FFP; this is because the players who are leaving don’t really believe in what’s going on at the club.”
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