Chelsea want £26 million ($34m) for left-back Emerson Palmieri, who is surplus to requirements and interesting clubs such as Serie A giants Inter.
The 26-year-old is ready to leave Stamford Bridge having failed to convince Frank Lampard of his long-term worth, with Marcos Alonso set to battle impending new signing Ben Chilwell for a starting spot.
With Chilwell set to arrive this week in a £50m ($65m) deal from Leicester, the Blues are looking to raise funds and had instructed Emerson to begin looking for a move three weeks ago.
The west London club signed Emerson from Roma in January 2018 for £17.5m ($23m), with a further £8million ($10m) due in add-ons, and are looking to make a small profit.
There will likely be room for negotiation for clubs like Inter, who have registered an interest to drive down the fee to around £22m ($28m).
Along with Inter, where coach Antonio Conte’s future is uncertain, other destinations are being explored, with Juventus and Napoli having registered an interest in the past.
The Blues have offered Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr deals to join their backline on free transfers after they left Ligue 1 sides Paris Saint-Germain and Nice, respectively.
This is on top of a club-record move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, which will likely end up costing £90m ($118m) when performance-related add-ons are taken into account.
That overall spend of £220m ($280m), along with a large squad, will lead club director Marina Granovskaia to attempt a round of player sales.