However, the report goes on to state that Chelsea will only let the player leave if they can land a replacement, with West Ham frontman Andy Carroll being tipped to make a shock switch to Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian was only a sub during Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Leicester on Saturday, which was the Blues' third goalless draw in a row following their FA Cup draw with Norwich City and the 1st leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal. Alvaro Morata is going through a serious dip in form and Antonio Conte has never shown any trust in backup striker Michy Batsuayi who has an excellent minutes-to-goal ratio.
In defence of Conte's side they have scored 66 goals in all competitions in the 33 matches they have played to date this season, an average of exactly two per game. He has scored just two Premier League goals this term; Morata has 10, Batshuayi also has two.
After winning the Premier League a year ago, Conte joked about avoiding a "Mourinho season", a barbed reference to Chelsea's fall from grace shortly after the Portuguese guided them to the title in 2015.
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En esa misma dirección, consideró que "Hablamos de asociación ilícita porque no se trató de un hecho aislado". Según informo la Policía, durante los operativos se secuestró dinero en bolsas, documentación y drogas .
The same report says that Chelsea have held talks about the possibility of signing Carroll on a temporary deal this month from West Ham United. "My first task is to do the best for the team and the club, not to make every player happy".
This admittedly odd transfer development raises an important question: what will Carroll offer Chelsea that they don't already have?
Carroll's arrival would surely spell the end of the 24-year-old's Chelsea career.
Conte hinted Chelsea's energy levels are affecting results because he doesn't have the quality players in reserve to keep his team fresh and performing at a high level.