Chelsea have sold two defenders this summer for £45m. Good or bad move?

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Chelsea have been active in the summer transfer market, and while the Blues are yet to celebrate a signing, the club has sealed some exits.

Chelsea have sold two centre backs this summer that came through the club’s academy for a combined fee of around £45million.

Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have both left the club on a permanent basis, despite having had a huge reputation in the Chelsea camp.

Fikayo Tomori joined the club as an under-8 and made his way through the ranks at Cobham. He eventually got his breakthrough on loan at Derby under Frank Lampard before coming back to be part of the Chelsea first team.

After a six-month loan spell in Milan, the 23-year-old joined AC Milan permanently last month for £25million.

Like Tomori, another young Chelsea defender Marc Guehi has left the club on a permanent deal. Guehi joined the club as an under-8 and progressed through the academy ranks at the Blues.

Now 21, Guehi was well rated at the Chelsea camp but he has been sold to Crystal Palace for a fee reported to be around £20m.

There are no buyback clauses for both players, but Chelsea inserted a sell-on clause in both deals.

Good or bad move?

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