The west Londoners are looking to make normal changes to their defensive options ahead of the new campaign and are looking at stars who they could bring in.

But there are also expected to be a few exits and there are suggestions that the Blues are open to offers for Zouma.

He was not a first-choice defender at Chelsea last term and the club are prepared to move the star on in the summer transfer window.

And according to Italian media outlet Tutto Mercato, they are looking at Gianluca as a potential replacement for the former Saint-Etienne ace.

Chelsea have been keeping a close eye on the Roma defender with a view to taking the powerful centre-half to the Premier League this summer.

The London giants believe Mancini could be an upgrade for Kurt, who is expected to quit Chelsea in the ongoing transfer window.

The 25-year-old star has three years left on his Giallorossi contract but Chelsea have the funds to tempt the Serie A side to sell him.