Chelsea's French contingent of Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda are set to head a five-strong list of exits from the club this summer, report the Daily Mirror.
In a bid to re-vitalise the squad ahead of an assault on the Premier League and Champions League again next season, Carlo Ancelotti is planning the clear out of his star names this summer.
After some indifferent displays in the Champions League tie with Manchester United, Anelka and Malouda are the main names to be offloaded, with Paulo Ferreira, Jose Bosingwa and Yuri Zhirkov also expected to leave Chelsea.
Reports suggest that both of the French internationals have become the focus of criticism at Stamford Bridge, and along with Didier Drogba, could be culled to make way for players to build around Fernando Torres.
A criticism labeled at Torres after an indifferent start to his Chelsea career has been how other players have failed to play his way; and whether Ancelotti is still the manager or not, things are expected to change.
To replace this quintet, Chelsea are keen to draft in Gregory Van der Wiel, Gary Cahill, Javier Pastore, Wesley Sneijder and Sergio Aguero.
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