Report: Chelsea block Loic Remy’s January exit, with Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Aston Villa pursuing deal

Chelsea’s Loic Remy has been linked with Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

Chelsea will not allow Loic Remy to leave Stamford Bridge this month, the Sun reports.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Remy is a target for Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace this month, with many expecting the French striker to leave West London.

Now that Diego Costa has started scoring again, and the Blues’ form has picked up, Remy is not likely to get many more chances to play.

A short-term exit has been discussed, with all three clubs keen to take him on loan, to provide a much needed goalscoring threat in the second half of the season.

However, the Sun report claims that the Blues have no intentions to let Remy leave in January, as he is still second choice forward at Stamford Bridge.

New head coach Guus Hiddink wants to keep Remy around as he is a more reliable goalscorer than Radamel Falcao, and the boss is willing to offer the Frenchman more chances than Jose Mourinho did.

Hiddink is unwilling to let any of his senior players leave, as he attempts to lead the Blues up the league table, although Remy’s future could again be discussed in the summer if he does not have a long-term role at Chelsea.

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