Chelsea are considering a loan offer from Spezia for defender Ethan Ampadu.
The deal would include a £12m option to buy, according to the Evening Standard.
The Wales international would return to Italy where he excelled at Venezia last season.
Thomas Tuchel has opted to keep Trevoh Chalobah, allowing Ampadu to leave.
There will be a half dozen other exits at Stamford Bridge before the transfer deadline on September 1.