Chelsea FC: No January Exits Says Guus Hiddink

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Chelsea FC interim manager Guud Hiddink says there will be no players leaving the club in January

All season long Chelsea FC fans have been subjected to rumors about player exits in the January transfer window. Players that did not want to be at Stamford Bridge anymore and were sabotaging the club were reportedly already discussing moves away. Interim manager Guus Hiddink has come out and said explicitly that there will be no players leaving in the upcoming window.

Forward Loic Remy has been linked to loan moves to Aston Villa because their current manager Remi Garde worked with Remy at Lyon as an assistant. The link is tenuous at best and given Chelsea’s already desperate situation at striker there is little chance of it happening. Hiddink said of the Remy move, as quoted by Sky Sports, “He’s our player so we are not going into that”.

Hiddink continued about the possibility of players leaving in the upcoming window and said, “I think we need all the players until the end of the season. You know better than I do that Chelsea was in and is still in a position where they have to improve a lot to go up in the table and we need all the players at the moment. So we don’t talk and go into rumours, wherever they come from.”

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The Blues are already operating with a thin squad, although there is plenty of depth in younger options, so selling any senior players or sending them out on loan is a recipe for further disaster. Perhaps a youngster or two such as Kenedy or Bertrand Traore will be sent out on loan.

Hiddink was also asked about Cesc Fabregas who according to some rumors is weighing up his options between two Serie A clubs, Juventus and Inter Milan. He said, “He’s coming in with a smile and that’s what I always like when players come in with a smile and not a worn-out face”.

The reality of the situation is that Chelsea FC need all of their players to simply play up to their potential and the results will come along with it. Selling and loaning players out is not a solution and will only serve to further destabilize the squad. If there truly was a bad apple or two in the dressing room that sabotaged Mourinho then they may be shipped out in the summer.

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These saboteurs, if they truly exist, must realize that playing at their best is the easiest way to bring up their value and encourage bids from other clubs. Hiddink may have to do some shopping in the January window but a player that can change a team’s destiny is rarely available in January.

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The Blues may find a diamond in the rough if they do enough digging but it seems that they have plenty of those warming the bench or toiling on loan at other clubs. This will be an intriguing transfer period as the situation at the club is so unstable and with no clear plans for the future, any transfer by the under-fire board will be heavily scrutinized. Whatever happens, they must avoid repeating the disaster that was the summer window