TEENAGER Tino Livramento has been called up to first-team training at Chelsea.
The 17-year-old winger now gets the chance to impress Frank Lampard with Willian and Pedro heading for the exit door.
Neither player has signed an extension with the club and both their contracts expire at the end of the month.
The Telegraph report that Lamps is preparing for having to finish the season without either of the veterans.
And Livramento is one of those who has benefited from their uncertain futures.
The England Under-19s star has impressed at youth level and signed his first professional contract in November.
He has shown his versatility by operating at right and left back.
With five subs allowed and nine players permitted on the bench, Livramento could get the chance to make his top flight debut in the restart.
Livramento, who is from Croydon, joined the Blues at Under-9s level and signed a scholarship deal last summer before turning professional in November.
He has appeared for both the Under-18s and the development squad this season.
The speedy ace scored his first goal at the latter level in a 1-1 draw against Wolves just days after signing his pro deal.
The experienced wideman turns 32 in August and his original preference was to stay with his current side.
But talks over a new deal have stalled over the proposed length of the contract.
Willian wanted a three-year deal but Chelsea have a stubborn policy of only offering short-term contracts to players over 30 and were prepared to stretch to just two years.
SunSport told you how Chelsea were sweating on Pedro signing a temporary deal.
Highly-decorated Pedro will fall just short of his five year anniversary at Chelsea should the club make it all the way to this season’s rejigged FA Cup final on August 1.
Juventus were interested in him but the Spaniard is said to be favouring a switch to Roma.