Chelsea set to release Grant, Nartey, Lavinier at the end of June

Chelsea set to release Grant, Nartey, Lavinier at the end of June

- Chelsea have announced that they will be letting go of Josh Grant, Richard Nartey and Marcel Lavinier

- The academy stars have not made a senior appearance under manager Frank Lampard

- Willian and Pedro will remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season

Chelsea will be releasing three players by the end of June after making two new additions into their squad.

Pedro Rodriguez has agreed to join Roma on a two-year deal as the former Barcelona star will remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.

On the other hand, Willian has been decisive about his future having rejected to sign a new deal with Frank Lampard's side.

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The 31-year-old has been a target to other Premier League sides including Arsenal and a reunion with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

But it is understood that with Willian's recent performances for Chelsea a contract extension could still be reached with the winger.

However, academy stars like Josh Grant, Richard Nartey and Marcel Lavinier have all been released.

Chelsea set to release 3 academy stars including Grant, Nartey, Lavinier

Chelsea set to release 3 academy stars including Grant, Nartey, Lavinier. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The trio never made a senior appearance for the Blues but have had respective loan spells with other English clubs.

Twenty-one-year-old Grant played for Yeovil Town and still went on loan to feature for Plymouth Argyle.

But Grant played for the England U18 and U20 teams as a center-back has been signed by Championship club Bristol Rovers.

On the other hand, Nartey had a decent spell as a center-back with League One club Burton Albion this campaign.

Lavinier who has played at U18 level for Portugal has not tasted senior football and is also yet to find a new club.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Willian and Pedro will not be leaving Chelsea at the end of June when their respective contracts expire.

The attacking duo have agreed with the Blues to stay until the current Premier League season ends in July.

However, both the Brazilian and the Spaniard will not participate in Chelsea's Champions League campaign in August.

Legit.ng had earlier reported English Premier League champions Liverpool have stated that eight players including Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana will leave the club.

The departures of the long-standing duo have been confirmed by the club as a list of six other players that will now leave the Anfield side has been released.

Clyne joined the Reds from Southampton in 2015, while 32-year-old Lallana moved to the Reds in 2014 also from the Saints.

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