Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says winger Mohamed Salah and defender Filipe Luis are free to leave the club this summer as the Premier League champions continue to build ahead of the new campaign.
Salah spent the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina and Inter Milan are confident of acquiring the Egypt international, while Atletico Madrid have confirmed they are in talks to resign Luis 12 months on from his move to Stamford Bridge.
And Mourinho has all but sanctioned the departure of both players in the summer transfer window but has indicated that the duo will be replaced should they leave Chelsea.
"I see his future elsewhere," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Either on loan or sold with an offer we are happy to accept. We have five wingers and it is better not to have Salah back.
"If they want him back they have to pay, then we have to react and go to the market to keep our balance."
Mourinho is happy to allow Salah to leave Chelsea given the club have a host of options in wide positions, including player of the year Eden Hazard, January signing Juan Cuadrado, Willian and Victor Moses, who looks set to remain after a season on loan at Stoke City.
Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao are the only arrivals at Chelsea this summer and though 11 players have departed on loan, only now is Mourinho expected to conduct significant surgery on his squad.
Everton defender John Stones is a confirmed target for Chelsea this summer and even if the club are not successful in their pursuit of the England international, Mourinho has confirmed his intention to add to his defence.
"I am looking for a defender to finish this balance in our squad and after that we are ready to answer anything that can happen to our players," he added.
"I have five wingers, if I lose one maybe I am interested in another but at this moment I have balance and quality and numbers.
"It's a big challenge for us to go through the season with basically the same team and squad from last season."