Tammy Abraham is in Chelsea’s squad for Wednesday’s Super Cup meeting with Villarreal despite being heavily linked with a £34m move to Roma.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel refused to comment on the striker’s future or the imminent arrival of Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian was in London on Tuesday for the final part of his medical before a £96.5m move from Inter Milan.
“Like with players coming in as well, I will not comment on actual situations of players going out,” said Tuchel.
“Tammy is in the squad. He did some good preparation matches, clearly not happy with the last half of the year and has reason. Maybe it was also my fault not to push him and trust him on the level as other players and he wants minutes.
“Does he fight his way back into the team where he ended last season or does he want to change club to be a regular starter?
“I can absolutely understand that. It is a normal situation until the transfer window is closed. We will evaluate the situation.”
Abraham, 23, fell out of favour under Tuchel, making just 22 appearances, starting 12, for Chelsea in the Premier League last season.