A senior player clearout at Chelsea remains on the agenda for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. The Telegraph says Chelsea's clear-out at the completion of this campaign will target players at the end of their contracts and others with just one year left on their deals.

The list of departures will be headed by Didier Drogba, out of contract, and Florent Malouda, with one year left, although greater attention will focus on whether Chelsea decide to part with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole whose futures are in doubt. Others due to leave are Salomon Kalou, Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira and Hilario which will create room in the squad for a number of new, younger players.