Gary Cahill is in danger of missing out on a place in England’s World Cup squad because of his poor form for Chelsea, The Times say.
The club captain was dropped by boss Antonio Conte for Tuesday’s Champions League game against Barcelona.
The Times say concerns about his form are shared by England boss Gareth Southgate and that Cahill faces a battle to get into the squad for the tournament, let alone the starting line-up.
Meanwhile, there remains much speculation over the future of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid.
The Daily Telegraph claim Real want Courtois to stall over signing a new contract until April, when apparently they will decide whether to move for him or Manchester United keeper David de Gea,
The newspaper also claims Courtois has been offered more than £200,000 a week by the Blues, which would make him the highest-paid keeper in the world, and that he risks annoying Chelsea if he delays committing his future to the club.