Cesc Fabregas not leaving in transfer window: Guus Hiddink

Dec 31, 2015, 08:14 IST | PA Sport

London: Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink insists Cesc Fabregas will not be leaving Stamford Bridge during next month's transfer window.

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas has suffered a dip in form this season and has been linked with a move to Juventus and Inter Milan amid reports Hiddink favours a more defensive shape to his midfield.

Hiddink, however, insists no player will be departing in January as Chelsea seek to improve on their EPL position of 14th.

"We need all the players here until the end of the season. Chelsea are still in a position where we have to improve to get up the table, so we need all our players at the moment.

"So we don't talk about the rumours. Cesc is coming in with a smile, which is what I always like. Players come in with a smile and not a worn out face."

Discussions have been held between Chelsea and Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact over Didier Drogba returning to Stamford Bridge and Hiddink believes the Ivorian would be best suited to a hands-on coaching role.

"Didier is that rare kind of ex-player with big status who would be very good for any club to have, especially as he's a Chelsea legend," Hiddink said.

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