The transfer may have been shut in the Premier League, but the European window will remain open until August 31, while English Football will be allowed to bring in and loan out players until that same day, so there could be some players facing exit door over the next couple of weeks.
Chelsea are one of Premier League clubs blessed with significant numbers of players, and fresh from their 3-2 win against Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge, the Blues could be one of the busiest sides in the loan market over the coming weeks.
In such a scenario, Football Weeks have picked out four players who are likely to leave on loan over the next couple of weeks while they can still do so.
Joined Chelsea in a reported £35m from Leicester City last summer, Daniel Noel Drinkwater has only registered five Premier League starts for Chelsea since he joined, and with Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley a preferred options for Maurizio Sarri, it’s going to be wise for Drinkwater to push for an exit. The England international might be feeling reluctant to go down to the division, but we should see top clubs across Europe that would be keen on signing him.