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The Serie A champions have been required to boost their financial situation as soon as possible, a scenario which has already led to the sale of Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain.

The 23-year-old scored 12 times in 32 appearances for the Blues during the 2020-21 campaign but is down the pecking order in terms of the forward positions under the club’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel.

Considered to be one of the best wingers of his generation, Robben rejoined FC Groningen last year after stints that saw him win accolades at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, in later years.

The 20-year-old striker is expected to be chased by several of Europe’s elite this summer, with Sportsmail revealing in March that the Blues are one of three European sides interested in the forward, along with Manchester City and Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old found the back of the net on 12 occasions in 32 appearances for the Blues during the 2020-21 campaign but struggled to secure regular action under Thomas Tuchel.

The defender, who has signed a four-year deal, spent the second half of the 2020-2021 season on loan with the Italian club and helped them secure Champions League football for the first time in seven years.

The club announced the signing of the former Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus coach with a tweet welcoming him to the Rome club

The 43-year-old, who is Chelsea’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all-time with 164 goals in 381 appearances, not only led the Ivory Coast to three World Cups but played a vital role in the peace process in the West African nation.

It had been suggested that the game between Chelsea and Villarreal could be switched to Istanbul in compensation for the Champions League final being moved from the Turkish city to Porto due to coronavirus restrictions.