On the back of a dismal campaign, Premier League giants Chelsea are set for new a beginning under the management of Antonio Conte, with a squad overhaul a likelihood this summer.
One issue that the Blues need to address immediately is the fate of the players out on loan to various clubs across the continent.
Youngsters are bound to have loan spells in order to develop themselves further, but players that are in their prime, or past it, remain a concern for the club.
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The 2015-16 season saw Chelsea loan out as many as 33 players from the squad, which was the highest tally among the English top-flight sides.
We look at the top five loaned out players the Blues must sell in the coming months.
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Labelled as ‘the next Mesut Ozil’ from Werder Bremen, Marko Marin arrived at Chelsea in 2012.
Despite the hype surrounding his acquisition, the German star failed to feature regularly in a squad full of big names.
After a disappointing debut year in the English capital, Marin ended up on loan at Sevilla, followed by spells at Fiorentina, Anderlecht and Trabzonspor.
The former Bundesliga ace will be hoping to resolve his situation and force a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge, settling at a destination, rather than finding himself at a new club every season, which he has been doing since 2013.
The Senegalese centre-half was a last minute signing of the west Londoners last year which baffled the experts and the Blues faithful.
An unknown entity to fans across Europe, Papy Djilobodji spent five seasons at Ligue 1 side Nantes before completing a move to the Premier League.
His ambition to play for Chelsea lasted for just three minutes, when he replaced Radamel Falcao in added time against Walsall in the Capital One Cup in late September.
Former manager Jose Mourinho admitted, as per Daily Mirror, that the signing of the 27-year-old was not his choice entirely, blaming the scouts for the mishap.
Another of his low points at Chelsea included him being excluded from the Champions League squad just a day after signing for them. Later loaned to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen for a six-month deal, Chelsea would be hoping to offload him at the earliest.
Marco van Ginkel
The Dutch midfielder was a promising prospect when he was lured to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues fending off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United.
A typical box-to-box midfield enforcer, Van Ginkel was never fully utilised by Mourinho during his time at the Bridge.
Short-term loan spells at AC Milan, Stoke City, and PSV Eindhoven, the 23-year-old is on the brink of showdown talks with the Chelsea hierarchy.
With transfer target Radja Nainggolan admitting in recent days about the possibility of signing for the former champions, according to Evening Standard, his arrival would surely end Van Ginkel’s tenure with the Blues.
Failing to live up to expectations, it is a realistic option for him to consider going back to Eredivisie where he garnered success previously in order to resurrect his career.
The Nigerian international was accustomed to Premier League football when he arrived at Chelsea, having spent four years in the top-flight with Wigan Athletic.
Majorly a squad player, way down the pecking order in a side filled with quality and talent, Victor Moses acclimatised himself in the new surroundings, knowing there will limited opportunities.
Three year-long loan outings with clubs like Liverpool, Stoke, and West Ham United ended in dismay as he was unsuccessful in securing a permanent deal with any of the clubs.
Moses still has three years left in his contract with Chelsea, as claimed by Transfermarkt.com, so the coming months remain pivotal for his future.
A versatile individual, known for his exceptional pace, agility and dribbling skills, Colombian ace Juan Cuadrado found it tough to settle to life in England.
He never fulfilled his potential and billing under Mourinho and his methods, which eventually saw him return to Italy for a loan spell with Serie A champions Juventus.
At the Turin-based club, he found his lost touch and regained confidence, resulting in brilliant performances domestically and in Europe.
The Italian champions are inclined to do business regarding Cuadrado this summer, but fear the arrival of Conte could prompt Chelsea to make him stay put in west London, according to Daily Mail.
However, it would be wise on the part of Roman Abramovich & co. to cash in on the South American winger, and instead focus on bringing in a quality option rather than wait for him to prosper under the incoming boss Conte.
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