Chelsea ‘could sell three midfielders’

Chelsea could sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakim Ziyech and Ross Barkley during this month’s transfer window, according to The Sun.

All three players have flattered to deceive at Stamford Bridge and the Blues would reportedly consider letting them go in order to fund new signings.

Loftus-Cheek was establishing himself in the side before suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon but his first-team chances now look bleak.

The England international has impressed at times this season but with first-choice midfielders N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho available to boss Thomas Tuchel again, Loftus-Cheek will be well down the pecking order.

The same applies to Barkley, who appears to have no future at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with a number of clubs.

Ziyech, meanwhile, has struggled for fitness and form since his arrival from Ajax and it would be no surprise if he moved on.

The Sun also say French giants Paris St-Germain want Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

Gallagher has impressed hugely at Crystal Palace, where he is on a season-long loan.

It has been claimed that PSG will move for him either this month, depending on the terms of his loan deal at Palace, or wait until the summer.