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Chelsea have allowed five players to leave Stamford Bridge including Gonzalo Higuain but will not be able to sign their replacements.

Chelsea have said goodbye to five players despite not being able to sign any players due to their transfer ban. The Blues have already lost the services of Eden Hazard who joined Real Madrid.

Maurizio Sarri also left the club to join Juventus so things are definitely not looking good for the Londoners. Frank Lampard has been linked to the vacant managerial position but so far, nothing has been made official.

And with the FIFA transfer ban in effect for the next two windows, Chelsea are quite a pickle. Regardless of that, the club has allowed five players to leave according to The Daily Star.

Gary Cahill, who spent almost eight years at Stamford Bridge has been released after the club chose not to extend his contract. The former England international was not used by Sarri a lot last season. It is definitely surprising to see an experienced member of the club being allowed to leave given the fact that the club needs some experience in the squad for next season.

Gonzalo Higuain, who was loaned from Juventus in January, has also returned to his parent club. The former Real Madrid striker has now reunited with Sarri who got the best out of him during the duo’s stay in Napoli.

Rob Green has not been offered a contract and the 39 year old has announced his retirement from football. Eduardo has also been released. The Portugal international won the European Championship in 2016 and joined after great success with Dinamo Zagreb. Last season, the shot-stopper was on loan at Vitesse Arnhem.

Kyle Scott is the fifth player to have been released by the club. The USA Under-20 international never really got a lot of chances to impress and made only one appearance for Chelsea. That appearance came when he was brought on the last 30 minutes of his team’s 4-0 thumping of Hull in the FA Cup back in February.