Stewart Downing's suitors have been warned he still faces some time on the sidelines after being told he can step up his recovery from foot surgery.
John Terry has called for everyone to unite behind new manager Carlo Ancelotti to help take Chelsea "in the right direction".
Emmanuel Adebayor's future at Arsenal will be in the spotlight now after Arsene Wenger insisted his own future was with the north London club.
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink said it would be impossible to prove claims UEFA did not want an all-English Champions League final.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has warned the rest of the Premier League that Chelsea will be even better in the second half of the season.