Chelsea chairman: Expect summer sales

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has hinted at big changes over the coming summer – despite not yet knowing who the club’s manager will be.

Buck has suggested that as many as five players may be leaving Stamford Bridge, with the funds being made available to the new boss.

"I think that we could expect that several players will leave and that several players will come in,” he said.

"I don't know whether that is three, four or five, but something in that kind of neighbourhood.”

Buck also suggested that Roman Abramovich would be willing to throw cash in the pot, but hopes that funds can come from the aforementioned sales.

"We'd like to use internally generated cash to buy new players - and by that I mean sell players and buy new players.”

"But of course if an appropriate player comes then money would be made available from the owner to buy him."

Guus Hiddink is still being linked with the managerial vacancy at the Bridge despite his continued commitment to Russia – and the Dutchman has offered his knowledge if required.

"I'm not involved in those strategic discussions, but if I can be of any help, I'm not saying no."

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