Chelsea boss Ancelotti ready to clearout veteran players

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to axe a raft of veteran players this summer - even if they manage to pull off the Double.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is ready to axe a raft of veteran players this summer - even if they manage to pull off the Double.

The Sun says heading for the Blues exit door are thirtysomethings Hilario, Paulo Ferreira, Juliano Belletti and Deco.

Midfielders Joe Cole, 28, and Michael Ballack, 33, have yet to agree new deals and may be forced to find new clubs.