Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has refused to rule out the possibility of Ross Barkley securing a move away in the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old midfielder has started just four games for the European champions so far this season - only one of which has come in the Premier League.
As a result of his lack of game time, Barkley has been linked with a loan return to former side Everton this month.
The Chelsea boss said: “We haven't discussed it yet [a loan deal]. It depends what Ross wants and what possibilities there are and what makes sense. Let's see.
"There's always a chance it is not like it is the FA Cup and here's your chance.
There's always a chance to make it onto the pitch, especially with a lot of covid and injury cases.
"The situation has not changed, not for Ross, not for anybody else."