With the close of the 2011 summer transfer window only days away, the deadline deals that make this period so exciting will start to flood into news desks throughout Europe. Managers are looking to shore up their squads as the excitement of a new season wears off and the competitions pile up.
Andre Villas-Boas has had a relatively quiet summer as the new boss of Chelsea. This should surprise no one, however, as in his first days on the job, he openly showed his support for the club's current players.
Since then, the season has started and things have not quite been going to plan. It quickly became obvious that Chelsea will need to use this next week to bring in the talent necessary to run the boss’ system.
Juan Mata was the first major signing for the Portuguese man in blue. But with the lingering saga of Luka Modric hanging over his head, as well as a handful of other players who can improve his side, there is no doubt more moves will be made before the clock strikes 12 this Wednesday.
However, for every player brought in, there is another who may see his days at Stamford Bridge numbered.
Here are five players who may see themselves on the move in the next few days.