Five players that could leave Chelsea in January

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With the January Transfer Window now wide open, players are now able to move clubs.

And with the opening of the transfer window, in come all the rumours surrounding the futures of many players. And at Chelsea, many players have been linked with a move away from the club.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has categorically stated that there will be no major ins or outs for Chelsea this Transfer Window. But when does Jose ever tell the truth?

Here, we take a look at 5 players that possibly could leave Chelsea in the January transfer window...

5. Kurt Zouma

Promising centre-back Kurt Zouma has been reportedly linked with a move away from Chelsea. Albeit a loan move.

With first team football scarce, with the exception of FA Cup and Capital One Cup and sporadic Champions League appearances, Zouma could seek first team football to help him challenge for a first team spot at Chelsea in the future.

Despite his lack of appearances, the Frenchman has impressed in the games he has appeared in, recently scoring in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup.

Could a loan move beckon for the French centre-back?

4. Ramires

Brazilian midfielder Ramires has been a name mentioned in papers over a possible move away from London. Usually a prominent figure for Chelsea, Ramires has seen himself dropped to the bench, often making appearances as a substitute.

Recently, Ramires has been linked with moves to Italian side Juventus and Spanish side Real Madrid. However, Ramires has confirmed his commitment to Chelsea.

Despite his comments, could Ramires leave Chelsea soon?

3. Petr Cech 

Goalkeeper Petr Cech is another player heavily linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge. Since his signing in 2004, Cech had been Number one.

This changed after the re-arrival of Belgian Thibaut Courtois, thus confining Cech to the bench. The Czech goalkeeper has featured regularly in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup, and featured a few times in the Premier League.

However, after the sale of Mark Schwarzer to Leicester City, a move would seem unlikely at this present time. Could Petr Cech seek first team football at another club?

2. Andre Schürrle

World Cup winner Andre Schürrle is yet another player reportedly linked with a move away from the club. After a wonderful World Cup, many thought this would be Schürrle's season, but he has been on the fringes of the first team.

With a virus keeping the German out of action for a number of weeks, it has been suggested that he hasn't fully recovered yet. Schürrle has a number of goals this season, most notably on the opening game of the season, scoring after a wonderful pass from Cesc Fabregas.

Could Schürrle return to Germany in the near future?

1. Mohamed Salah

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is the player most heavily linked with a Winter exit from Chelsea. After joining from Swiss club FC Basel in 2014 for a fee in the region of £11million, Salah has struggled to impress and maintain a spot in Chelsea's starting XI.

So far this season, Salah has rarely featured, with a few appearances coming in the Capital One Cup. Both QPR and Inter Milan have reportedly been after the Egyptian's signature.

In the Premier League, Salah has came off the bench on occasion, but failed to impress. Could Salah be leaving Chelsea in January? 

So, there we have it. Five players that could be leaving Stamford Bridge in January.

What do you think? Do you agree with this list, or am I missing a player from it?

Will these players leave the club, or will they commit themselves to Chelsea? Comment below!

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