Kurt Zouma has reportedly been offered to Lazio, but they will not match his Chelsea wages.
According to lalaziosiamonoi.it, an intermediary approached Lazio with news the Zouma is available for transfer in January.
The arrival of Guus Hiddink as caretaker manager to replace Jose Mourinho could well speed up the process of his departure from Stamford Bridge.
The 21-year-old centre-back is contracted until June 2019 and earns over €2m per year.
That is not a sum Lazio are prepared to pay, even during a loan spell.
The Aquile are in desperate need of a new centre-back, as Stefan de Vrij is out injured for most of the campaign.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/