Benoit Badiashile future: Will Chelsea let go of their centerback in the summer?

Chelsea are bracing themselves for the summer transfer window, with a lot of changes expected in the squad. Benoit Badiashile is one such player whose future is still unresolved, and the Blues are trying to weigh their options regarding him.

Already, reports are suggesting that the club needs to sell many players to make room for new transfers. Furthermore, they are sanctioning the sale of Reece James and Conor Gallagher as well to limit their losses this season. And now, they are considering their options regarding Badiashile.

What’s Chelsea’s plan for Benoit Badiashile?

Benoit Badiashile is expected to stay at the club next season, with the Blues not planning to sell him just yet. Instead, they have planned to let go of Trevor Chalobah this summer, along with some other exits. They had already rejected some approaches for him in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old first arrived in January last year for a fee of €38 million from French club Monaco. While it was seen as a bargain at the time, it seems he hasn’t lived up to the lofty expectations of the fans. The Frenchman was pretty good for Chelsea last season but has not had the same impact this season.

A series of injuries have prevented him from reaching his best potential, and he has not played many minutes under Mauricio Pochettino. Indeed, he has only played 13 times this season and has only gotten more minutes at the club due to the injury of Wesley Fofana. The player is still thought to be able to improve next season and the fact that he only arrived one year ago has convinced the club to not let go of him this summer.

AC Milan allegedly offered Benoit Badiashile during January

According to renowned soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano, AC Milan were one of the clubs most interested in Benoit Badiashile. They were eager to get him during the January transfer window, but were rejected by Chelsea. Apparently, a loan deal was agreed with the player, but the club rejected it. There are rumors they will try again this summer transfer window to improve their defensive problems.

Fabrizio said, “We’re again seeing reports of AC Milan targeting Chelsea defender Benoit Badiashile. AC Milan were interested in January, but there’s no decision yet on what they will do in the summer.

Milan have not made any indication that they will try for the player again, but if they do so, Chelsea may contemplate selling the player. If the Italian side offers a good financial deal, they may decide to accept it after all. However, it is only in the summer that we will see a final conclusion to this transfer saga.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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