The 29-year-old outdated took a pay lower to depart west London and re-join Inter Milan in the summertime on a season-long mortgage after falling out with Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues are understood to have instructed Inter that they might enable him to remain for one more yr, however the Italian giants are more and more reluctant to pay his wages after an injury-hit season.
Talking forward of a match at house to Aston Villa, Potter admitted that he might make use of the £100million former club-record signing.
He stated: “Though he’s our participant, he’s on mortgage and an Inter Milan participant. I feel it will be significant he finishes that off. Then we’ve got a choice to make in the summertime.
“He’s somebody I love quite a bit, I like quite a bit however once more it’s one thing to consider over the summer season.”
Chelsea stay tenth within the Premier League and have to think about the situation that they gained’t qualify for the Champions League and, doubtlessly, not any European competitions.
Additionally they introduced losses of £121m, spent a world report sum during the last two switch home windows and stay on UEFA’s watchlist for potential future breaches of Monetary Honest Play (FFP).
Potter’s aspect must watch out over their funds within the upcoming summer season switch window and he admits, with most of soccer’s wealth hoarded within the Premier League, that it might imply gamers are offered to rival golf equipment.
The Chelsea boss stated: “You need to take care of what it’s important to take care of, make your selections, do your small business like everybody else does and settle for that you simply’ve bought to do what’s proper for this soccer membership and never fear about anybody else. Simply do what it’s essential to do.”
The sheer dimension of his 32-man squad will imply gamers are moved on. “Whatever the ifs, the variety of the squad just isn’t optimum no matter no matter competitors we’re in,” Potter added.
“I feel all people would recommend that’s appropriate. I feel that’s a standard a part of a soccer membership’s enterprise on the finish of the season, various things occur and folks transfer on.
“It could be as a result of a participant wants extra recreation time or one thing else.”
A kind of who could be offered is Mateo Kovacic ,who has been linked with Manchester Metropolis with simply 16 months left to run on his present deal. Potter was requested about why talks with the 28-year-old haven’t begun over a brand new deal.
“The membership has conversations with gamers on a regular basis,” Potter stated. “It doesn’t essentially imply it’s public.
“These items occur behind the scenes and once we’ve bought one thing to report we are able to. Much like Mason [Mount], he’s somebody I’ve enormous respect for as an individual. He’s been nice with us. Very supportive.
“He performs a task within the crew and has been the captain the previous couple of video games as effectively. From my perspective he’s essential.
“However once more it’s additionally been Mateo and the membership to speak and once they have one thing to announce they’ll announce it.”