Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy is still waiting to see whether he will be able to bring former loanee Michael Mancienne back to Molineux next season.
The 22-year-old spent the whole of last season on loan with Wolves from Chelsea, but McCarthy is unsure of the defender's standing at Stamford Bridge.
He told the Express & Star:"If Chelsea say he is available then we would have an interest. Until they clarify what their plans for Michael are, it is very difficult to comment.
"We think the world of Michael at this club. He is a good player, he knows the set-up and he is a popular lad with the squad.
"I think Michael's future depends on what homegrown players Chelsea bring in because they have a balance to strike.
"It is not like going to Tesco and taking tins off the supermarket shelf – as we all know, getting the right players in is very difficult.
"The biggest issue is where Chelsea see Michael's future."