Chelsea could listen to bids for World Cup winners Olivier Giroud and Pedro in January, while Marcos Alonso is facing a fight over his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Neither Giroud nor Pedro were part of Frank Lampard’s squad for the dramatic Champions League Group H draw against Ajax on Tuesday night, while Alonso was replaced at half-time by impressive teenager Reece James.
Giroud and Pedro only have just over six months remaining on their contracts and can speak to foreign clubs in January over free transfer summer moves.
But, particularly in the case of Giroud, Chelsea may be open to bids in the next transfer window when they can still demand a fee and save six months of their wages.
Giroud, who has started just one competitive game under Lampard, wants to leave in January in a bid to keep his place in the France side for next summer’s European Championships.