Chelsea are close to parting ways with two peripheral members of Jose Mourinho's squad after both Petr Cech and Fernando Torres edged towards the Stamford Bridge exit door.
Cech has been usurped as first choice in the Blues goal behind Thibaut Courtois, with the Czech Republic shot-stopper making just one start in the Premier League this season, leading to rumours regarding his long-term future in west London.
And the 32 year old's agent Viktor Kolar has said the Chelsea 'keeper has held talks over a move to Real Madrid but appears likely to remain with the Premier League leaders until at least the end of the season.
"We've been in contact with Real Madrid, but they don't need a keeper just now," he admitted. "It's unlikely Petr will leave Chelsea in the January transfer window.
"The club and coach want to keep him to help win the title. Petr still has the ambition to play as many matches as possible.
"But it´s impossible now. However, he has a good feeling from the overall attitude towards him. The club show him respect, they treat him in the same way as he would if he was first choice."
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have refused to rule out re-signing Fernando Torres in the January transfer window as the Spanish international's days at Chelsea continue to look numbered.
Torres has scored one goal in 10 Serie A appearances while on loan at AC Milan, form that reports indicate could lead to the Italian giants cutting short the player's two-season loan deal in the January window.
Liverpool and Atletico have been linked with a move to bring Torres back for a second spell, and the La Liga champions are open to securing the deal.
"The signing of Torres is not [completed], but, that does not mean it will not be," Cerezo told TVE. "We have a great team, but we can bring in a signing until the last hour of the transfer market.
"We will fight for La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in 2015."