Chelsea ex-assistant coach Steve Clarke has said the Blues may need to sell forward Eden Hazard “to help fund other transfers.”
Clarke told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek the club must “rebuild” over the Summers’s they finished fifth-placed in the Premier League means no Champions League football next season.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has also urged the board to invest in the squad.
“We’ll see after the World Cup whether I am a Chelsea player for next year,” said 26-year-old Belgium international Courtois, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer.
“You see how Manchester City and Manchester United are spending and working.
“If we want to aim for the top, we should do the same – obviously within the limits of what’s possible.
“We’ll see what’s going on and I am sure the board will do what needs to be done.”
Eden Hazard won and converted a first-half penalty as Chelsea clinched FA Cup glory for the eighth time with a 1-0 win over profligate Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.