Petr Cech's frustrations at being displaced by Thibaut Courtois, a goalkeeper ten years his junior, have alerted a number of clubs to his potential availability.
La Liga heavyweights Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are reportedly set to battle for Chelsea's second choice shot-stopper, while AS Roma are also seemingly in the hunt.
Cech recently said: "There is no time for me to sit on the bench and not play. If the situation doesn’t improve I will have to find a solution."
The Evening Standard, meanwhile, claim that doubts over Iker Casillas's suitability for the number one jersey at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu have given credence to the rumours that Real, too, could bid for the Stamford Bridge star in the coming months.
Remarkably, Chelsea may have already snapped up Courtois's successor as the Daily Mail claim that 13-year-old Frenchman Nicolas Tie has exchanged terms with the club. Chelsea beat off competition from Manchester City and Arsenal to sign the FC Poitiers ace.
And finally, Andre Schurrle has come down with influenza.