Chelsea’s highest paid player is currently Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who is likely to be sold in the summer due to unimpressive performances, MySportDab reports.
Chelsea signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6m and he signed a six-year-contract but Coach Frank Lampard has decided to drop the goalie and use 38-year-old keeper Willy Caballero instead.
The Blues have barely paid their best players huge wages but opted to give the 25-year-old a shocking £150,000 per week wage alongside midfielder N’Golo Kante.
Chelsea signed Kepa in 2016 as Thibaut Courtois’ replacement but he has failed to live up to expectations, and is no longer ranked among the top performing keepers in the world.
Coach Lampard has repeatedly called out the Spaniard over his poor performances and has refused to use him for their last four matches.
Kepa is currently considering quitting Chelsea if things do not get better but is worried about being priced out of a transfer with four years left on his current deal.
According to The Sun, Chelsea are ready to sell eight players including midfielders Ross Barkley and Jorginho.
MySportDab understands Chelsea also plan bring in some defensive reinforcements because they have only kept five clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.
The Blues want to seal their fourth place in the Premier League and play next at the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth.
Chelsea 2019/20 Players Salary/Wages:
All data from Spotrac.
Kepa Arrizabalaga – (Weekly salary: £150,000)
N’Golo Kante – (Weekly salary: £150,000)
Christian Pulisic – (£145,000 per week)
Willian – (£120,000 per week)
Jorginho, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Olivier Giroud – (£110,000)
Mateo Kovacic – (£106,673 per week)
Ross Barkley, Marcos Alonso, Rudiger, Pedro, Danny Drinkwater – (£100,000 per week)
Michy Batshuayi, Cesar Azpilicueta – (£90,000 per week)
Andreas Christensen – (£80,000 per week)
Victor Moses, Mason Mount – (£75,000 per week)
Davide Zappacosta – (£70,000 per week)
Tammy Abraham – (£50,000 per week)
Emerson Palmieri – (£42,000 per week)
Kurt Zouma – (£40,000 per week)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – (£35,000 per week)
Willy Caballero – (£30,000 per week)
Ethan Ampadu – (£7,500 per week)
Jake Clarke-Salter – (£5,000 per week)
No Salary data available for the following: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori, Lucas Piazon, Danilo Pantic, Mario Pasalic, Jamal Blackman.