Chelsea are inviting offers ahead of the January market for a raft of their veteran players. The Daily Mail says Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Jose Bosingwa and Paulo Ferreira are available for transfer, news which follows the weekend announcement that transfer requests from Nicolas Anelka and Alex had been accepted.

The France striker and Brazil defender have been banned from using first-team facilities at the club's training ground, with Anelka set to sign a £6.4million-a-year deal with Shanghai Shenhua in China.