Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has told any interested parties that striker Loic Remy will not be leaving the club this month either on loan or on a permanent deal, according to World Soccer.
The likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle, Swansea and Crystal Palace have all displayed an interest in the France international’s services during the January window, as he continues to struggle for regular first team football at Stamford Bridge.
However, Hiddink is keen to see what the 28-year-old can offer him in the second half of the campaign.
“He will stay until the end of the season. I have seen little of him because he repeatedly fell into injury. I am curious. I hope Remy picks it up,” he said.
“With the multitude of games coming up I hope Loic Remy will deliver if he is needed.”
Hiddink also wants to keep his options topped up in the striker department, especially given Radamel Falcao’s recent injury problems.
“We are short of options. I hope they will both stay fit. I would be concerned if either picked up another injury.
“We must not go into the dangerous situation when something happens with one of the two strikers.
“The window opens and the mouth shuts so we don’t have interest in this moment. We are thinking. When you think, you don’t speak normally. Suppose something is going on, it can be harmful when you go public.”
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