Chelsea have officially announced the departure of Radamel Falcao, Pato and Marco Amelia after the trio's contracts at Stamford Bride expired on 30 June. The expected formal decision over the two strikers came just days after it emerged that Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi is set to become the first signing of the Antonio Conte era at west London in a deal worth around £33m ($43.8m).
The make up of the Premier League giants' squad while continue in its current form until the arrival of the new manager who will join the club following his duty with Italy in the current European Championship. The former Juventus boss is expected to revamp his squad in a bid to make the Blues title contenders again following a nightmare 2015-2016 campaign which saw the club ending in the 10th place of the Premier League.
The Blues, who are yet to make Batshuayi's arrival official, are yet to add any new members to the squad but have begun to offload a number of players to iron Conte's job.
Brazilian starlet Nathan, Lewis Baker, Charly Musonda, and Nathan Ake have consequently been sent out on loan in recent days and now the club have also confirmed the released of Falcao, Pato and Amelia.
"With contracts having come to an end, we today say farewell to three players who were part of the squad during last season – Falcao, Pato and Marco Amelia," the club confirmed through an official statement. "Chelsea Football Club thanks the players for their contributions and wishes them success in the future."
The Colombian striker had already confirmed his return to Monaco following two disappointed loan spells in the Premier League at Manchester United and Chelsea. Yet, the former Atletico Madrid star only scored one goal for the club in 12 appearances after his season was hampered by recurrent fitness issues.
The long-term future of Pato was still uncertain after his agent recently said that he may continue at Stamford Bridge despite the Brazilian only making two appearances for the Blues since his January arrival on loan from Corinthians.
However, Chelsea have now confirmed that he is not in Conte's plans either only days after Belgium coach Marc Wilmots appeared to confirm that Batshuayi will move to Chelsea as he gave permission to the striker to leave the Euro 2016 camp and undergo his medical ahead of his £33m move to west London.
Meanwhile, Amelia was brought in October in an emergency transfer after Thibaut Courtois suffered a serious keen injury. However, he only served as a back-up for second keeper Asmir Begovic until the Belgium number one returned to action in December.