Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Latest News on Players Leaving Stamford Bridge

Matt BoczarContributor IIIJune 12, 2012

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 19:  Salomon Kalou of Chelsea in action during UEFA Champions League Final between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea at the Fussball Arena München on May 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Chelsea's victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final came after two crucial goals were scored by striker Didier Drogba.

However, these goals served a dual purpose.  In addition to sealing the title for the Blues, Drogba’s goals also turned out to be part of a farewell act, as the striker is set to move on after eight years with the club.

But Drogba is not the only member of Chelsea who could be leaving Stamford Bridge. 

Here is some of the latest news involving players leaving the club.

In an article found on the online edition of The Daily Mirror, former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou is being targeted by both Schalke and Liverpool.  Kalou played in 16 games during the 2011-2012 season, and scored five goals.

The Daily Mail has also named Newcastle as a potential destination for Kalou.

Daniel Sturridge has emerged as a possible target of Manchester City, according to Wayne Veysey on The 22-year-old scored 13 goals for Chelsea, but was left off of England’s roster for Euro 2012.

The Daily Mirror has also written about Liverpool as a potential landing spot for Sturridge.  If Roberto Di Matteo returns as manager, Sturridge could end up leaving to replace Dirk Kuyt.

In addition to Drogba and Kalou on the club’s free transfer list, defender Jose Bosingwa is also expected to leave the club according to

An article on The Daily Mail’s website on June 4 reported that Juventus and rival Torino could be interested.

Both Kalou and Bosingwa started in the Champions League final match.  Eden Hazard and Marko Marin have recently been signed by the Blues.

Besides Drogba, whose next destination is still unknown, an article on The Guardian’s website in May wrote that it is no guarantee that Florent Malouda and Michael Essien will return.