A busy summer of transfer activity awaits Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, whose over-stocked attacking midfield ranks mean there’s plenty of re-homing on the agenda for the Portuguese.
The Blues lead the Premier League by seven points with nine to play and can be backed at 3/4 to bring home the title, their chances of doing so will be significantly boosted by a 12/25-rated win at Aston Villa.
With a few big names expected to be winging their way to Stamford Bridge during pre-season, there’s also several fancied to be on the way out as the west Londoners strain to comply with financial fair play regulations.
Here are some potential recipients of Chelsea’s attacking midfield clear out:
On loan at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has scarcely afforded the Nigerian international a game this term, meaning he’s almost certainly not going to pay the double-digit millions required to snare the Crystal Palace academy graduate permanently.
Everton, however, may be interested.
Roberto Martinez helped Moses discover his potential in the top-tier when the pair were together at Wigan and his pace and trickery will prove the perfect foil to the abilities of Kevin Mirallas and Steven Pienaar.
The German international does actually still play for Chelsea, but it won’t be beyond the current campaign.
Stating in the media that he and his borrowers Sevilla are happy, he’d be willing to remain under their employ for all eternity, so that gives a fair indication of where the pint-sized playmaker will be next term.
He’s managed just five La Liga starts for Los Rojiblancos, but has been effective when called upon, laying on two assists in return.
Former Basel star Salah is more than likely not going anywhere this summer having only moved from Switzerland in January.
Just two Premier League and one FA Cup substitute appearances, though, suggest Mourinho doesn’t think too highly of him.
A switch to Anfield may be on the cards for the Egyptian if he is given the boot, with Liverpool believed to be keen on his signature before he opted for the Blues.