Two of Chelsea's most experienced players are set to be ordered to train away from the first team for the coming season, with Florent Malouda and Paolo Ferreira no longer considered part of the squad for Roberto di Matteo, according to the Daily Mail.
The paper goes on to say how the duo were required to play in a reserves team friendly over the international break and that they could have their squad numbers revoked.
Should the negative relationship continue between club and players it is entirely possible that they could be asked—or could ask themselves—to have their contracts cancelled for the remaining season they have at the club, allowing them to move on a free transfer outside of Europe immediately or inside it in January.
Ferreira is behind Branislav Ivanovic and new boy Cesar Azpilicueta for the right-back role, while attacking midfielder Malouda has the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Daniel Sturridge, Marko Marin and Victor Moses to contend with.
Malouda and Ferreira, sure to be discarded for free, cost Chelsea a combined €37 million when they originally signed.