.....its financially not as simple as sell A for 10m and buy B for 10m.
Focus on the centre of defence and if we can replace Allan with better do it. I still have hopes for Tom under Lampard.
We have Patterson coming back from injury for RB. Coleman still has a year in his contract. Still better than JJK.
Delph has played, what, a quarter of the matches during his time at EFC. And that's four years. If he was available even half the time I would consider an extension. But he simply isn't.
Mina is another. Also would be a great help if he was actually available. But we can't trust he is.
Allan should be relatively easy to sell. Still good reputation in Italy. Gomes also a possibility. He could thrive in a slower league.
Either DCL or Richarlison will leave, possibly both. We need to generate funds.
I also do think Keane is for sale if there are buyers.
Doucoure is another. He just doesn't look the correct type for Lampard. He might also still generate some funds. We'd make a loss but should be able to recoup a decent sum. Same goes for Gray. Good thing he was so cheap so we might actually make a profit.
But it's clear midfield needs an overhaul.
Players like Iwobi, who at Christmas everyone would have been happy to sell, is now on the keep list
But plenty still need to be shifted on
I've got a feeling we'll keep JJK and Delph as squad players (Both reduced terms short contracts)
Sigurdsson and Tosun will be gone, and then the likes of Gomes, Allan, Rondon, probably a cb or two might go, and will DCL and/or Richy leave