The Blues are not interested in allowing backup strikers Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao leave Stamford Bridge before their replacements have signed.
Both strikers have struggled for form this season and have scored one league goal each. Remy has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa. Even Falcao has been linked with a move to MLS side Columbus Crew.
But according to Daily Mail, the Blues are reluctant to let go of their strikers, particularly Remy, before they sign a replacement.
The Blues have been linked with a host of strikers this transfer window including Atletico flop Jackson Martinez. Last month, Jackson’s agent confirmed that the Premier League club have approached his client for a January transfer.
The Blues also have an option in Patrick Bamford, who recently returned from an unsuccessful loan spell from Crystal Palace as we reported yesterday.
He has been linked with a next loan move with several Premier League and Championship clubs, but Hiddink might prefer to keep the youngster at Stamford Bridge to provide over in the striker position.