Chelsea have yet to confirm reports that Gonzalo Higuain can be re-signed on loan, despite the transfer embargo.

It has been suggested that because Higuain was registered as a Chelsea player when he joined from Juventus in January and there was an option in the deal to extend it by another 12 months for £15.6m, he would not count as a new acquisition.

Meanwhile, There are doubts over the future of Olivier Giroud.

Giroud wants assurances over playing time before taking the option of another year on his contract or he will leave on a free.