Chelsea transfer news: Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah will not be sold during January transfer window Jose Mourinho

However, Jose Mourinho has made it clear the pair are vulnerable

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Jose Mourinho is prepared to give André Schürrle and Mohamed Salah a further chance this season, although the two under-performing wingers have been left in no doubt that they are vulnerable to a summer departure if performances do not improve.

The Chelsea manager is unwilling to make major changes to his squad this month unless an opportunity arises which he feels is too good to ignore, in which case the club would look to move one of their existing number on. Schürrle and Salah are the two players who have done the least to impress.

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The club have missed out on the Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric, who has chosen to join Leicester City instead. Chelsea’s plan was to loan him to their partner club Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands but they are philosophical about missing out on the player, who would not have featured this season.

The suggestion that Lionel Messi would be a realistic target for the club after reports of his dissatisfaction with the Luis Enrique regime at Barcelona, beaten by David Moyes’ Real Sociedad on Sunday, have been greeted with amusement at Stamford Bridge.

The club’s financial fair play strategy would struggle to accommodate the kind of deal necessary and there are no plans to change that.

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