Could Chelsea duo be about to leave?

Gary Cahill is considering quitting Chelsea, the Evening Standard reports.

The Blues are reportedly close to a deal to sign Italy defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus for around £42.5m.

That could push Cahill further down the pecking order of centre-backs, with the England international having already lost his place last season.

And with new manager Maurizio Sarri seemingly favouring a back four, competition for places at centre-back could be even tougher next season.

The Standard reports that Cahill could therefore look to move on after six years at Stamford Bridge.

He told the newspaper: “It’s been tough. It has been hard having to sit out massive games, watching us fall by the wayside and not being able to have a huge impact on that.

“People can argue that as captain you can still have an impact in the dressing room, but it’s difficult when you’re not playing in those big games.”

The Standard also reports that Ruben Loftus-Cheek could also be on his way out of the Bridge, albeit on a temporary basis again.

The England midfielder impressed last season while on loan at Crystal Palace, who are keen for him to rejoin them.

The Eagles’ hopes of another loan deal have seemingly been boosted by Chelsea’s signing of Italy midfielder Jorginho.