RUMOURS: Nine players set for Chelsea exit

The club are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League this season and that failure is set to see them offload a number of players, including Eden Hazard, Pedro and Oscar

Chelsea are set to axe as many as nine first-team players this summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to the Daily Express.

The Blues currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with nine games of the season remaining, and were eliminated from Europe's top competition by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

With the club facing up to the prospect of no Champions League football next season a clutch of stars are set to leave, with Eden Hazard, Oscar, Nemanja Matic and Loic Remy all almost certain to depart.

John Terry is also likely to leave with no contract offer forthcoming from the club, while striker Diego Costa is keen to return to Spain and Alexandre Pato and Pedro could also depart.

Radamel Falcao is unlikely to have his loan deal extended.

Chelsea are keen to offer Willian a new contract after his performances this season but the Brazil international may also choose to leave should he receive an acceptable offer.