​Chelsea are willing to listen to offers in January for World Cup winning duo Olivier Giroud and Pedro, with the two very much out-of-favour under head coach Frank Lampard.


Full-back Marcos Alonso is also thought to be battling to secure his long-term future at Stamford Bridge, with Reece James' promising cameo in midweek opening up the possibility of captain Cesar Azpilicueta switching flanks in defence.

Olivier Giroud,Pedro

For Giroud and Pedro, a departure in the winter window would appear to make sense, given both players are out of contract next summer. They will be free to speak to foreign clubs in January over free transfer summer moves, but the ​Telegraph note that the Blues may look to save money on wages by pushing through a sale, as well as recouping a small transfer fee.


Giroud, now 33, has only played 120 minutes of Premier League football this season, and has only featured in one of ​Chelsea's last eight domestic games; a 20-minute cameo in the recent 4-2 win over Burnley.


Pedro, meanwhile, has similarly endured a lack of action this season, appearing in just three ​Premier League fixtures. He did play the full 90 minutes in the club's opening two games of the season - a heavy defeat against Manchester United and draw against Leicester - but has been frozen out ever since.


That has partly been down to the form of Willian on the right hand side, as well as the emergence of academy graduate Mason Mount. Throw into the mix the return of Callum Hudson-Odoi from injury and the integration of big-money summer signing Christian Pulisic, and Pedro's future in west London does indeed appear to be bleak.

One potential destination could be Fenerbahce, after a report from Turkish publication Takvim (via ​MailOnline Sport) suggested the Super Liga giants are plotting a move. They claim sporting director Damien Comolli - who previously held similar positions at Liverpool and Tottenham - will hold talks with Pedro's agent in the near future, but there's no suggestion that they wish to buy him in January.


While those two seem almost certain to leave at some point, full-back Alonso's future is less clear. He has been criticised over the past year for his lack of defensive awareness, and has often been rotated this season with Emerson Palmieri.


It's ​90min's understanding that the club don't see a long-term future at the club for either player, with Leicester's Ben Chilwell a target if, and when, the club's transfer ban is lifted. 

UEFA Champions League"Chelsea FC v Ajax Amsterdam"

Even if Chelsea don't pursue Chilwell, they may decide to offload Alonso should youngster James be given the opportunity to flourish from the start; something that Lampard seems more than willing to do after blooding Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori this season.


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