One of the residual issues that Chelsea management have to deal with is the long-term date of Romelu Lukaku, who remains under contract at the club until 2026, although he has spent the last two seasons back on loan in Italy.
That was first of all with his old club, Inter Milan, and, more latterly with Roma, who have just sacked Jose Mourinho as their manager.
Roma would like to make that move permanent, but, with Chelsea looking for ₤38 million for the striker, they are reluctant to meet that price.
However, now comes news that he could be tempted by a move to Saudi Arabia, a surprising development given that he turned down a chance to join a Pro League club before agreeing his loan move to Roma.
Judging by his comments after playing in a friendly in Riyad against Al-Shaddab, he seems to have moderated his stance considerably.
And that is good news for Chelsea, because if Roma cannot meet their asking price, Saudi clubs would have no such issues.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.