Chelsea: Confirmed signings and departures in the January transfer window (2023)

Chelsea are definitely one of the most exciting Premier League clubs to keep an eye on in any transfer window. The west London club are completely backed by their owner Roman Abramovich. They have had many eventful windows in the past where they have followed the policy of 'go big or go home'.

So by their lofty standards, this was a relatively calm month with minimal business done and small tweaks to their squad. The reigning European champions were not chasing any players with a pressing need to bring them in. Thomas Tuchel seems like a rather relaxed figure at this point, one who has complete faith in his current squad to do the necessary job for him.

Perhaps their appetite was satisfied in the summer transfer window of 2021 and bringing in any big names at this point could have caused over-crowding. Though there were no major headlines on deadline day, the Blues did not sit ideal throughout the window.

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Understandably, a lot of Premier League clubs were actively involved in getting deals through the line for top-quality players. The likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Everton have definitely had an eventful window, among others.

Chelsea's incomings and outgoings could have gone under the radar

One player that Chelsea were being linked with before January even began was left-back Lucas Digne. The France international had a fall out with former Everton manager Rafael Benitez and was eager to leave the club. The Blues had a handicap in the position after Ben Chilwell suffered a season-ending injury and Marcos Alonso was the only natural left-back.

But Tuchel decided against signing Digne, who eventually signed for Aston Villa. This is presumably because at the beginning of next season he would have had three experienced players challenging for one spot. There were reports that suggested the west London club were interested in recalling Emerson Palmeiri from Olympique Lyon.

The Italian was loaned out last summer and will be back in 2022. His impact at the Ligue 1 club has been immense and they have not agreed to part ways with the Italian, midway through the season.

But forgotten Brazilian man Kenedy has been recalled from his loan to Flamengo and could now deputize at left-back if Alonso needs to be rested. 18-year-old Dylan Williams was also signed from Derby County and is expected to play in the U23 Premier League division. He is a natural left-back and if need be could be called into the senior team.

One final arrival that Chelsea had was one that stretched out particularly late. Mason Burstow has been confirmed as a Blues player after the transfer window closed. The Charlton Athletic forward is having a breakout season in League One having scored six goals in 14 appearances for the senior team. He will spend the rest of the season with Charlton.


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As far as outgoings are concerned, Chelsea mainly loaned out their youth prospects in order for them to develop and get regular minutes. Young goalkeeper Jamie Cumming was loaned out to MK Dons and fullback Juan Castillo made his loan move to Charlton Athletic.

The only permanent outgoing for the west London club was of 26-year-old Lewis Baker. The long-serving Chelsea player has said goodbye to Stamford Bridge after 16 years. He sealed a permanent move to Stoke City after going out on many loan spells.

On deadline day, highly rated midfielder Tino Anjorin also made a loan move to Huddersfield Town. The player went on loan to Locomotiv Moscow in September 2021. But he was recalled in the final days of the January transfer window and loaned to the Championship club.

Ins: Kenedy (recalled), Dylan Williams, Mason Burstow

Outs: Lewis Baker, Jamie Cumming (loan), Tino Anjorin (loan), Juan Castillo (loan)

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Chelsea's January transfers in
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  • Benoît Badiashile (Monaco)
  • Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama)
  • Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid) Loan.
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  • Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven)
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  • Enzo Fernández (Benfica)
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Who did Chelsea buy in January? ›

January's transfer window spending in Europe was led by one team: Chelsea. The Blues splashed more than €300 million on eight players including Enzo Fernandez (€121m), Mykhailo Mudryk (€70m), Benoit Badiashile €37m) and Noni Madueke (€35m), which blew the rest of the clubs out of the water.

How many players did Chelsea buy this transfer window? ›

Chelsea have been the busiest Premier League club in the January transfer window after securing eight new incomings. Enzo Fernandez, the Blues' priority over the January transfer window, was signed late on deadline day for a club-record £105million following intense talks with Benfica.

How many players have Chelsea signed in January? ›

Who have Chelsea signed this transfer window? The Blues have completed the signings of Benoit Badiashile, David Fofana, Joao Felix (on loan), Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk, Andrey Santos and Malo Gusto (back to Lyon on loan) this month.

What new players have Chelsea bought? ›

And new additions continue to make their way into Cobham this winter, with the Blues already signing Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Félix, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, and Noni Madueke. Many more incomings and outgoings are expected as it looks to be another crazy window for Chelsea.

How many signings have Chelsea made? ›

Chelsea have signed a total of 14 players since Todd Boehly completed a £4.25billion takeover at Stamford Bridge. The Blues signed a total of eight new players in the summer, before adding five new signings in the January transfer window so far.

Who is Chelsea new striker 2023? ›

Chelsea have identified Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as their primary striker target for the 2023 summer window, 90min understands.

How many players have Chelsea bought? ›

After a relative drought during the first month of Boehly's ownership, Chelsea made nine signings in under two months before the summer transfer window closed, and added eight more in the winter window, to take their season total to 17 players by the end of January.

Who has made an offer for Chelsea? ›

Todd Boehly's consortium has been chosen as the preferred bidder in the race to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, despite Sir Jim Ratcliffe announcing that he had made a late offer worth more than £4bn.

How many players signed by Chelsea this season? ›

The Blues splashed more than £250 million on eight players, partially to compensate for some key figures who left the club.

Why are Chelsea signing so many players? ›

"What Chelsea have decided to do is to spread the cost of the players by signing them on very long contracts.

How can Chelsea spend so much? ›

They can because they are buying players and paying for them in instalments. So the finances of the club itself are fine.

How many bidders are there for Chelsea? ›

T he race to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich is now being contested between three rival bidders after final offers were submitted to US merchant bank Raine Group, who are in charge of the sale.

Who is the most expensive player Chelsea bought? ›

Kai Havertz - €80m

At just 21, Havertz left Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen to move to Stamford Bridge in 2020. Chelsea will say it was money well spent, especially after the German forward scored the winning goal in the Champions League final against Manchester City in 2021.

How much has Todd Boehly spent on players? ›

Chelsea has spent over $600M on players since it was bought by American Todd Boehly's group.

How many players has Todd Boehly signed for Chelsea? ›

Co-owner and chairman Boehly has overseen the acquisition of 14 players since he took charge ahead of the summer 2022 transfer window, with Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix the latest arrival.

How much is Todd Boehly worth? ›

Has Chelsea signed any striker? ›

Chelsea have completed the signing of Molde striker David Datro Fofana on a six-year deal, the club announced on Saturday.

How many fans do Chelsea hold? ›

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Who are the remaining bidders for Chelsea? ›

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Who are the 4 bidders for Chelsea? ›

The report reads:

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Noni Madueke has joined Chelsea on a permanent deal from PSV Eindhoven.

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The side has lost more league games to Liverpool than to any other club, having been defeated by them 70 times in 156 encounters.

Who has the most apps for Chelsea? ›

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  • Most league appearances: 655, Ron Harris (1961–1980)
  • Most FA Cup appearances: 64, Ron Harris (1961–1980)
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Are Chelsea the most successful club? ›

Chelsea are one of the most successful English clubs in Europe. They have won the Champions League and Europa League twice.

Who is Chelsea new signing on deadline day? ›

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Who is putting in a bid for Chelsea? ›

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Who is the Chelsea first signing? ›

It all started with the £6 million capture of Glen Johnson in July 2003, and since then Roman Abramovich's Chelsea have gone on to sign a host of the world's finest talent.

How much are Chelsea allowed to spend? ›

New rules introduced in June limit clubs' spending on wages, transfers and agents' fees to 70% of their revenue, though permitted losses over a three-year period have risen to 60m euros (£49.96m).

Who is Chelsea new signing 2023? ›

Chelsea also finalised the signing of teenage right-back Malo Gusto from Lyon, with the France Under-21 international returning to the Groupama Stadium for the remainder of the 2022/23 season to add to his 45 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon so far.

Which defender has Chelsea signed? ›

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