Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has confirmed that he does not want any of his main players leaving Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, despite speculation of linking Fabregas with a move to Italy.
The Spain international has been out of form in the Premier League this campaign, which has sparked rumours that he is unhappy at Chelsea.
Italian giants AC Milan and Juventus are the bookies favourites to sign the midfielder, with both clubs being prepared to offer lucrative deals.
The Dutch manager is determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old for this season at least, despite the Blues still being stuck in the bottom half of the league table.
On the speculation, Hiddink said: “We need all the players here until the end of the season.
“You know better than I do that Chelsea are still in a position where we have to improve to get up the table, so we need all the 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. They come in with a smile and not a worn out face.”
Hiddink also silenced the rumours about striker Loic Remy joining Premier League strugglers Aston Villa after attempts were made by Remi Garde.
“The same applies to Remy.” Hiddink said.
“He’s our player. We don’t go into that.” he added.
Injuries and suspension to Diego Costa against Manchester United on Monday left the Chelsea chief with only winger Eden Hazard to put up front and he still got good use out of him.
“I hope they recover very fast to be available. We need a double occupation for all the positions, and we didn’t have that.” said Hiddink.
However, the Chelsea boss didn’t shed any light on any incomings within the January transfer window, he said: “The window is wide open. We’ll see. I’m not going in advance to talk about those things. It’s a bit ‘if’. I’ll talk in-house.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)