Ghana star Christian Atsu has been excluded from Chelsea's squad for their two-week European training camp in Austria indicating that he is on the verge of leaving the Blues, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 22-year-old was not part of coach Jose Mourinho's 26-man squad that arrived in the Austrian town of Velden on Monday afternoon to start their pre-season training in the country.
This shows that Atsu is not part of Mourinho's plans for the start of the season, paving the way for several clubs interested in him to make their offers to Chelsea.
Top star: Atsu impressed on the wing for Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil
That is because Chelsea took all of their news signings Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis on the trip to Austria which shows they will be key for the club next season.
A big Premier League scramble is on for Chelsea winger Atsu who was impressive of Ghana at the 2014 World Cup after turning out well for Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
Sought after: The young winger's performances have made him a loan target for a number of clubs
The Ghana international star spent last season at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem before taking part in the World Cup.
Experience: Atsu spent last season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse and Celtic hope they can be his next club
The 22-year old has now attracted the interest of various teams around Europe including the Blues, Celtic and Aston Villa.
West Ham United and Aston Villa are known to be interested in the left winger, with Hamburg and Espanyol also linked.