Florent Malouda is set to lead the exodus from Chelsea following Andre Villas-Boas' appointment as manager at Stamford Bridge, according to talkSPORT.
The 33-year-old is set to be officially unveiled as manager of The Blues following his move from Porto last week.
And with just over two months of the transfer window remaining, Villas-Boas has reportedly wasted little time shedding the dead wood from last seasons trophy-less squad, with Malouda the first victim of the Chelsea boss' regime.
Malouda scored 13 goals for Chelsea last season, and finished as the club's top scorer above last season's Premier League golden boot winner Didier Drogba.
At 31 years old, Malouda is the first of Chelsea's experience heads to be culled during Villas-Boas' tenure at the club.
The likes of Nicolas Anelka, 32, and Didier Drogba, 33, could also depart, while Jon Obi Mikel and Salomon Kalou, whose performances for Chelsea have left a lot to be desired, could also leave.