Chelsea winger confirms desire to leave club this summer

Chelsea’s promising young attacker, Omari Hutchinson, who is currently on loan at Ipswich Town, has confirmed his intention to leave Chelsea permanently this summer. The twenty-year-old player made the move across the Arsenal-Chelsea divide in 2022, rejecting a contract extension at the Emirates to join the Blues on a free transfer.

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Hutchinson had an impressive debut season with the Chelsea youth team, contributing seven goals and eight assists in 21 Premier League 2 matches. He also made two appearances for the first team in the Premier League and FA Cup. However, due to strong competition in the winger position, with players like Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke, Mykhaylo Mudryk, Cole Palmer, and Christopher Nkunku ahead of him, Hutchinson was loaned out to Ipswich Town for the 2023-24 campaign.

Ipswich Town, recently promoted to the Championship from League One, secured a remarkable second-place finish, earning them a spot in the Premier League next season. Hutchinson played a crucial role in Ipswich’s success, contributing 10 goals and six assists in 44 Championship appearances. Despite his loan spell coming to an end, Hutchinson expressed his desire to continue playing for Ipswich next season, stating that it has been a dream loan for him.

While it remains uncertain whether Chelsea would be willing to extend Hutchinson’s loan or allow him to leave permanently for Ipswich, there have been reports suggesting that he could be included as part of a deal for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, with Chelsea offering Romelu Lukaku and an undisclosed young player in exchange. However, significant sales would need to be made by Chelsea to facilitate such a move.

Apart from Hutchinson and Lukaku, several other Chelsea players could potentially be leaving the club this summer. The club is open to offers for players like Hakim Ziyech, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Armando Broja, while Ian Maatsen’s loan move to Borussia Dortmund is expected to become permanent. The club is also considering the possibility of selling home-grown talents like Trevoh Chalobah and Conor Gallagher to generate funds, although Gallagher’s contract situation could influence Chelsea’s

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