The new Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino has just one week to sell four players.
Sources claimed that this is in order to avoid a potentially awkward start to his time in charge.
The Blues are scheduled to begin pre-season training next Wednesday.
Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, Kai Havertz and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all sealed permanent transfers away from Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount has already confirmed his exit and will officially join Manchester United this week.
Four other players are also hoping to leave.
Pochettino only “wants to work with players who want to be at the club”, meaning there is just one week left for them to leave before pre-season starts.
Striker Romelu Lukaku is keen on a return to Inter Milan, having spent the past season there on loan.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also attracted interest from Saudi Arabia, while Hakim Ziyech’s move to Al-Nassr has now stalled.
Christian Pulisic is another player who wants to quit Chelsea, with AC Milan and Lyon interested.