Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is willing to listen to offers for Eidur Gudjohnsen.This should surprise no one. The Ice Man was always going to be the one to drop in the pecking order with Ballack's arrival -- rumors of Joe Cole's concern not-withstanding.
The Iceland international has been an integral part of Chelsea's success in the past couple of seasons, with Mourinho finding a niche for him in midfield following the arrivals of strikers Hernan Crespo and Didier Drogba.
However, German superstar Michael Ballack has been brought in this summer and two or three more high-profile signings are likely to follow.
Maybe he can head to ManU as a make-weight in a trade deal for Ruud? Eidur would be a great assest to ManU as he is a quality player and would probably accept his role as a sub, especially if he got to play as an out and out striker again. And Chelsea would get a player capable of finishing all the chances they create.
Other Chelsea players to look for on other teams next season seem to include Carlton Cole, Hernan Crespo, Glen Johnson, Robert Huth, and Lenny Pidgeley. That leaves Chelsea looking for at least a striker and cover at center back.