Chelsea set for 'significant' FFP boost after three Premier League clubs make transfer decision

Conor Gallagher of Chelsea brings down Callum Hudson-Odoi of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Chelsea FC at City Ground on May 11, 2024 in Nottingham, England.
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Chelsea could benefit from transfer interest in Nottingham Forest star Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Englishmen left Stamford Bridge last summer after 16 years at the club with Forest picking up his services in a bargain £5million deal.

Alongside the likes of Chris Wood and Anthony Elanga, the winger played a huge role in keeping Forest in the Premier League as he entered excellent form in the second half of the season. Following a brace in the 3-1 victory over a Sheffield United, which took him to seven league goals, Hudson-Odoi was on target against his former club in a 3-2 defeat the City Ground.

At just 23, Hudson-Odoi clearly has plenty of time to fulfil his potential with three Premier League clubs reportedly keen to unleash that. According to Sky Sports, three unnamed English sides are interested in signing Hudson-Odoi. Their report adds one of those clubs will play Champions League football next season.

Out of Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Aston Villa, it is most likely the latter are the club interested considering it matches their recent and astute transfer decisions, with that epitomised by the decision to make a move for Luton Town star Ross Barkley.

Getting a deal for Hudson-Odoi over the line could be rather simple especially as Forest are in need of raising funds from player sales to avoid any further financial punishments. With Forest paying just £2million up front to Chelsea, the Blues ensured a 'significant' sell-on clause was included in his contract, as per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

With that in mind, the Blues will receive a considerable financial boost from any sale Forest make. Like Nuno Espirito Santo's side, Chelsea are also in need of raising funds to comply with profit and sustainability rules.

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As such, Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah have been earmarked as players to potentially leave the club with any funds acquired from their sales counting as pure profit on the financial books.

Chelsea also need to appoint a new manager following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino earlier this week. Kieran McKenna and Enzo Maresca both appear as the two frontrunners after successful promotion seasons from the Championship with Leicester City and Ipswich Town, respectively.