Stamford Bridge attackers may be deemed surplus to requirements.
Chelsea could consider offers for bit-part attackers Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle in January according to the Metro.
Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t plan to bring in new additions when the transfer window re-opens on Thursday but he could perhaps consider offers for players he deems as surplus to requirements.
24 year old German international Schurrle returned from helping his side to a World Cup triumph over the summer no doubt hoping to make an impact in the Blues starting eleven but has seen Brazilian Willian push ahead of him Mourinho’s pecking order.
Chelsea paid Bayer Leverkusen £18m for the adaptable attacker in June 2013 but he has made just five Premier League starts this term and will not want to waste much time stagnating on the bench.
Whereas Schurrle may be surprised at how little time he’s been offered in Chelsea’s successful side Egyptian international Mohamed Salah can’t be all that surprised that he hasn’t forced his way into Mourinho’s plans.
The £11m man was brought in from FC Basel and was always going to find the going tough and has barely been used this term and the 22 year old must weigh up the possibility of remaining a small fish in a big pond, whilst no doubt earning a small fortune, up against the long term damage such a stay may have on his overall career.
One imagines January exits could prove tricky but both players may well be sold sooner or later with Mourinho no doubt looking to finance further additions with the aid of funds made from player sales, much as he has done since returning to Chelsea.