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Cesar Azpilicueta's departure from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid marks the latest player exit this summer, adding to a growing list of departures from Stamford Bridge. Mason Mount, N'Golo Kante,

and Kai Havertz are among the players who have already left the club. Now, it seems that Chelsea's management is open to the possibility of selling one of their key players.

According to Football Insider, Chelsea is willing to entertain offers for winger Raheem Sterling during this transfer window. Sterling, 28, joined Chelsea from Manchester City last summer but had a challenging first season in London. Despite scoring nine goals and providing four assists in 38 appearances across all competitions, he couldn't prevent Chelsea from finishing with their lowest league position in 30 years.

Reports suggest that Chelsea is receptive to the idea of allowing Sterling to leave as part of their efforts to balance the books and reduce the size of their current squad. Owner Todd Boehly and new manager Mauricio Pochettino are looking to make strategic adjustments. Sterling has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe, Saudi Arabia, and within the Premier League.

Previously, Sterling had been a prolific scorer for Manchester City, netting 131 goals in 339 matches for the club. While his current contract runs until 2027, it includes an option for an additional 12 months. Chelsea's recent signings of Noni Madueke and Mykhaylo Mudryk, coupled with the desire to recoup wages, has reportedly led the club to consider selling Sterling.

During the previous season, Sterling faced a spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, which affected his availability for several weeks. Photo by Hossein Zohrevand, Wikimedia commons.