The Serb will not be the only player to depart Stamford Bridge this summer, as Conte reshapes a squad that has failed dismally this year. Brazil midfielder Oscar is also set to be a casualty. He has also been a target for Juventus but has offers from the Chinese Super League.
Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whose relationship with goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon has broken down – with Real Madrid and Barcelona both interested – but a potential £73m price tag would be a problem.
Strikers Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are also set to leave, with on loan Alexandre Pato’s deal still under discussion. John Obi Mikel has an offer from Fenerbahce – and skipper John Terry is yet to be offered new deal.