Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly been told he can leave Chelsea on loan.
The youngster faces an even bigger fight for a place following the arrivals of the likes of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.
And 90min.com claim boss Frank Lampard has told Hudson-Odoi he can move on loan.
The website say a source has suggested that “Lampard has been left unimpressed by the Englishman’s attitude and performances in training this summer” and that this “has done little to endear Hudson-Odoi to Lampard.”
But one player who looks likely to be staying at Stamford Bridge is N’Golo Kante.
The midfielder has been linked with Inter Milan and reports in Italy have suggested that Chelsea could be willing to let him go.
But Lampard told BBC’s Friday Football Social: “I see those reports as well. I think pretty much every club in the world would want N’Golo Kante.
“He is an incredible player – an incredible player, and person. I certainly don’t want to lose him. He is fundamental to what I am trying to do.
“We can talk about the attacking players we have but we also have N’Golo and the work he does in midfield.
“It was a difficult year for him last year because of the injuries. He came into the season with an injury and and it was domino effect through the year which is something he hasn’t had before and was probably he culmination of of five years playing game after game after game.
“I am really excited to have him fit; he looks fresh and really fit. He is a big deal for me and so, course, I want to keep N’Golo.”