Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has been told to sell Loic Remy before being allowed to sign another striker, according to the Daily Star.
This week the Blues have been heavily linked with the signature of Alexandre Pato, but with the 29-year-old French international and Radamel Falcao already acting as backups to first choice front man Diego Costa, someone will need to be offloaded before anymore are brought on.
Monaco looked set to take Falcao back early from his loan spell, but that possibility now appears to have slipped away, meaning that the injured striker will remain at Stamford Bridge until the end of the current campaign.
Earlier this week Hiddink had suggested that Remy would be going nowhere this month, but with the likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace all interested, he may not encounter any problems in trying to offload him.
Remy will be keen to secure himself more regular game time in a bid to make the France squad for this summer’s European Championships.
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