Loic Remy has handed Chelsea a possible transfer blow by revealing that he has no plans to leave Marseille when the transfer window re-opens in January.
The forward, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool in recent weeks, came close to joining Chelsea during the summer, but a mooted move fell through after Daniel Sturridge opted not to leave Stamford Bridge.
Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo brought in several midfielders during the last transfer window, but he has just two senior strikers, Sturridge and Fernando Torres, at his disposal and he is keen to add some more attacking firepower to his team.
It was thought that he would reignite his interest in Remy in January, but the 25-year-old does not envisage leaving Marseille anytime soon.
Speaking to Mercato365.com, he said: "I will not leave the club this winter. In football anything can happen, but I am not a candidate for departure."