The six players Chelsea could let go in January transfer window from Giroud to Christensen

Frank Lampard may have £150million to spend in the January transfer window but the Chelsea head coach is keeping tight-lipped regarding who the club may be interested in signing between now and the end of the month.

There has been no shortage of names linked with a move to West London but there is also an expectancy that a couple of fringe members of the squad will be shifted on should upgrades be found. assesses the likelihood of six of the names being linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge.

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Olivier Giroud

The France striker, again an unused sub against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, simply wants to play but it has been quite clear for some time that unless there is an injury crisis regular minutes will not be forthcoming at Stamford Bridge.

Therefore he is keen to leave for a club where he will be used, thereby allowing him a chance to be in France’s squad for the European Championship. Frank Lampard is happy for him to go with the key qualifier that Chelsea bring in a replacement first.

Should that happen Giroud will depart and he has no shortage of suitors. Do not completely rule out him making up part of a deal for a new signing as well.

Chance of a January move: 8/10

Pedro Rodriguez

Like Giroud, the veteran Spaniard is out of contract in the summer and carries interest from clubs in the United States with a potential move back home also in the offing.

Although he started against Forest and played the key pass in the lead up to Callum Hudson-Odoi’s opening goal, the 32-year-old was largely ineffective and looked rather frustrated when he was substituted in the second half.

Chelsea are relatively well stocked in wide areas despite them tracking both Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha so may find it easier to let Pedro go without a replacement compared to Giroud – even though he has not spoken publicly regarding his intentions.

Chance of a January move: 8/10

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