Despite the obvious need of reinforcements in Chelsea, the Blues are looking to clear out a major crop of their under-performing players in January transfer window.
Jose Mourinho’s team have experienced the worst start to their season campaign in over 27 years.
Report making the rounds claims that both Chelsea owner Roman Abamovich and Mourinho have agreed to flush out some players in January, in other to bring in fresh legs who will help turn Chelsea’s awful season around.
Summer signing Radamel Falcao is first on the list. Report has it that Mourinho is growing frustrated at the 29 year old performance. The former Atletico Madrid star has only managed to score one goal for Chelsea since his arriver.
With huge wage of £140,000 per week, the striker has failed to make meaning impact to Chelsea’s team and his loan spell could come to an end in winter transfer, as the Blues set to bring in more reliable attacker such as Alex Teixeira or Edison Cavani.
Mikel Obi: The 28-year old Nigeria international is second on the list. The powerful defensive midfielder has fallen down the pecking order in Jose Mourinho’s team. Mikel who moved to Chelsea in 2006 in a controversial deal, has only featured nine times for the Blues this season.
With the likes of Roben Luftus-cheek becoming a full member of the Blues senior team, Mikel could be sold in January in other to free up space for reinforcement.
Papy Djilobodji: The 26-year old Senegalese moved to Chelsea in transfer deadline day. Since his signing with the Blues, the centre back has only feature once in a 4-1 victory over Walsall in League Cup, in which he replaced Falcao in added time. The former Nantes star could however, return to Ligue One in January with Olympique Marseille interested in the star services.
Diego Costa: This comes as a surprise name on the list as the player has endured a difficult time with the Blues this season. The Spaniard poor run-of-form coupled with his recent rife with Mourinho has led to speculation, that he could leave Stamford Bridge in January transfer.
However, we do not see this coming through as Chelsea would only want to bring in striker who would compete with him rather than replace him.
Oscar: Earlier report had it that the Blues had agreed terms with Serie A giants Juventus for the star to switch to Italy in January. We however, await the outcome as the transfer window draws closer.