Despite Chelsea's mind-blowing spending in January, things aren't going well in London. The side are wallowing down in 11th in the league and they know they won't be playing in the Champions League next season.
This situation could end up having an impact on the squad for next season. According to the 'Evening Standard', around ten players have asked their agents to start to listen to offers. They're not considering staying at Stamford Bridge next season.
Chelsea, who have no hope of European football next season, will have to cut back wages by around 30% next season, meaning a lot of stars may be looking for another option.
The source claims that what has really encouraged players to look for a way out is in part due to the change in medics, but also due to Todd Boehly's words, which called the loss to Brighton an "embarrassment".
The list of players who are thought to be ont he way out are Loftus-Cheek, Gallagher, Aubameyang, Koulibaly, Ziyech, Pulisic and Mendy. Chelsea are hoping to convince Kante and Havertz to stay, but they'll be the ones who ultimately end up deciding. In Mason Mount's case, if he wants to leave, any club who wants to sign him will have to dig deep as the London side are asking for €70 million.
According to 'The Mirror', Barcelona are keeping a close eye on what happens in London. The 'Cules' are thought to be interested in Kante and a return for Auba.
The Catalan side have already presented their viability plan to La Liga. Before dipping into the market, they want to get the board's all-clear. They're thinking about four signings (Messi and three others), as well as two departures, as well as adjusting the wages of those who are in the squad. We'll have to wait and see if Kante or Aubameyang are part of these plans which the club wants to bring in, provided that the 'Financial Fair Play' regulations allow it.