Chelsea’s academy staff may consider leaving the club if home-grown players are sold during the upcoming transfer window. The Blues are expected to undergo a significant clear-out to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, with home-grown players potentially being moved on to balance the books. Mason Mount is one of the players likely to leave due to a lack of progress in contract discussions, but the club hopes that new manager Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival could convince him to stay. Other academy graduates who could depart include Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Trevoh Chalobah, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. However, Levi Colwill is not expected to be sold once he returns from his loan spell at Brighton. Chelsea’s spending over the past year has not translated into results on the pitch, with the team currently sitting in 12th place in the Premier League table and unlikely to qualify for European football.