Hiddink was asked about the impending departures of players like Remy and Fabregas who have been reportedly frustrated at their treatment or fuming at the managerial change which occurred a couple of weeks ago at the London club.
“I think we need all our players here until the end of the season. Chelsea is still in a position where it needs to improve.”
“We need all players for the moment so we don’t talk about rumours wherever they come from.”
“[Fabregas is] coming in with a smile on his face and I like that, when players do not come in with a worn-out face.” Is what Hiddink replied to the press gathered at the venue.
Remy has been linked to Aston Villa while Fabregas is supposedly a Real Madrid target. Both teams could do with such improvements to their squads.
He was further asked about the potential arrivals at the club with multiple sources suggesting a massive January overhaul considering the disappointing results until now for the usually consistent club over the elapsed half season. Hiddink chose his words carefully while addressing the issue but does give the fans hope over a timely boost to the ailing squad.
“We of course know that the window is wide open so we’ll see.”
“I’m not going to talk too much in advance as it’s a little bit when or if. I’ll talk inside our house.”
“If you see our previous match when Diego [Costa] was out, plus we have some other injured players – I hope they recover fast to be available.”
“We need double occupation for all positions but that’s not to say anything about the near or short-term future.”