Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri has taken a final decision on the positions of midfielder, Danny Drinkwater at the club.
The Italian has decided to let misfit Englishman go out on loan if a club come in for him.
Sarri’s signing of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively, has further limited Drinkwater’s chances of breaking into the team this season.
He was a target for his old club Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace during the English transfer window which shut on August 9.
Express Sports reports that the Blues are willing to let him go before the August 31 European deadline – if they get a loan fee up front for the former England midfielder.
On Saturday, as Chelsea won their opening Premier League game of the season, Sarri’s midfield consisted of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley.
There are still Cesc Fabregas, who was injured and could not play, and Kovacic, who was not yet ready.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on as a late substitute in the game.
Chelsea want to hold on to Loftus-Cheek, who also wants to stay and fight for his place, so Drinkwater could be the man to be sacrificed.
The 28-year-old joined Chelsea in a £35million deal last summer, but had a dismal season, starting only five league games.