Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he has a lot of unhappy players in the squad.
Chelsea are yet to sign all their transfer targets, and there are also talks of struggling to sell players who aren’t needed.
According to reports, Chelsea are ready to cash in on first-team stars Timo Werner and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea have found it harder to also attract interest in their fringe players, including Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi and Kenedy.
For Hakim Ziyech, he has been linked with a move to AC Milan, and the Milan club are the only club showing interest in the former Ajax star, and Milan want him on loan, while Chelsea are seeking a permanent deal.
On Friday, Sky Germany claimed that tension between Tuchel and Werner has caused the Germany international to seek a move this summer.
But when asked if there is any substance behind the reports, Tuchel said on Friday: “I don’t think so.
“I don’t know about it, Timo has not talked to me about it.
“In the moment I think he wants to make his way at Chelsea. He has still to prove a point.”
Meanwhile, Tuchel has warned that Chelsea aren’t ready for the new season yet, with lots of players who want to leave and lack of desired transfer signings.
“Somebody told me years ago and I’ll never forget, if you’re on a stairlift that is going down, to maintain your position you have to keep on walking, and this is what it is,” said the Chelsea manager.
“Premier League and high-level sports in general is so demanding that if you want to maintain your position you have to improve.
“We have to do our homework. The other teams are not sleeping, we need to be more competitive than we are at the moment.”