The Sun says Blues would even consider letting him leave for nothing if the right deal comes along to get his £75,000 a week wages of the payroll.
A Stamford Bridge insider said: "It's becoming a very awkward situation.
"He wants to leave and the club want him to leave. But while he is not playing for the first team he has dropped off the radar and clubs forget about him.
"Chelsea would think about waiving a fee just to get something done if the right club came in."