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Key 2023 summer transfer dates as Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea overhaul set to officially begin this week



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Chelsea’s 2023 summer transfer window will officially begin this week when clubs will be allowed to sign and sell players. 

Mauricio Pochettino, who was appointed as the club’s new head coach last week on an initial two-year contract, with an option of a further year, will oversee an overhaul at Stamford Bridge this summer as they look to avoid a repeat of the dismal 2022/23 campaign.

Three new signings have been targeted – a new goalkeeper, midfielder and striker -, with reports suggesting up to six could be made. But the focus for Chelsea this summer is to offload unwanted players as they trim and refine their bloated squad. 

Chelsea will welcome the likes of Christopher Nkunku (currently at RB Leipzig), Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto into the first-team squad, while several other futures, including Romelu Lukaku’s need resolving.

Andre Onana, Mike Maignan, Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia and Lautaro Martinez have all been linked with transfers to Chelsea. 

Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lukaku all face uncertain futures in the capital. 

Planning is already well underway ahead of their pre-season return to Cobham next month, but the Blues will officially be able to begin the clear-out when the market opens this month. 

When does the 2023 summer transfer window open?

The 2023 summer transfer window opens on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

When does the 2023 summer transfer window close?

The 2023 summer transfer window closes on Friday 1st September 2023 at 11pm BST.

Following a disappointing and difficult first year, the Chelsea ownership have committed and made a promise to do ‘a lot better’ in their second season at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished 12th in the Premier League in 2022-23.

“Clearly, for our men’s team, it has been a disappointing season and there is a lot we can and will do better,” read a part of the message communicated to the fans earlier in June. 

“Throughout these difficult periods, our fans have supported our players and our team across the country, and Europe with unfailing loyalty. We could not be more grateful for your incredible support.”