Date: 20th July 2018 at 10:00pm
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Chelsea are poised for a difficult few weeks ahead of them as the summer market comes to a close, as a number of high profile departures from Stamford Bridge are on the cards.

The Blues are looking increasingly likely to lose Belgium duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard to Champions League winners Real Madrid, while Barcelona have been heavily linked with Brazil international Willian.

Despite replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri, The Sun claims Willian is still desperate to leave Stamford Bridge after falling out with his former manager last season and becoming concerned by the club’s negative tactics.

Sarri has pleaded for disgruntled players to give him a chance after his arrival from Napoli but Willian, 29, is intent on sealing an exit – and Barcelona seems to be the most likely destination for the experienced winger.

That would leave Chelsea in a difficult position, as it may mean three senior players have pushed for an exit, but the Blues are already reported to have turned down two offers from the LaLiga champions already this summer.