Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is open to a Barcelona return should the Spanish side weigh in with an offer for him.
Southampton and Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at St. Mary's on Saturday as both the sides were unable to score.
Andre Villas-Boas' Blues await newly-promoted Norwich City at Stamford Bridge in a game that Chelsea must win convincingly if they are to catch up with Manchester United and Manchester City.
As it stands, Chelsea have incurred a net expenditure of about £26m in bringing about a youth revolution at Stamford Bridge. The common aspect in all the four signings are that they are all very young. TheHardTackle looks at each of Chelsea's four new signings.
It seems like West London's Blues are making contingency plans to develop successors, and plans, to deal with Lampard's eventual exit in the not so distant future.