Chelsea Transfer News: Latest Loic Remy and Gary Cahill Rumours

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:  Loic Remy of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on December 14, 2015 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Chelsea striker Loic Remy could well remain at Stamford Bridge past the closure of the winter transfer window despite widespread reports to the contrary. 

It has been widely rumoured that Remy is set for an imminent departure from Chelsea, with Leicester City and Newcastle United both heavily linked with the Frenchman, per Sky Sports (h/t the Independent's George Cooper).

However, according to the Telegraph's Matt Law, the Blues will only sell Remy on transfer deadline day if they "receive an offer that is too good to turn down."

The report indicated that the Foxes have floated the idea of signing the 29-year-old on loan, but Chelsea are only interested in a permanent transfer.

Per Rob Dorsett of Sky Sports News, Remy is low on Leicester's wanted list and thus it is unlikely they will come in with a large enough offer in the final hours of the transfer window:

Furthermore, the potential return of Radamel Falcao to parent club Monaco could yet rule out a Remy move completely, per the Times' Matt Hughes:

Though Chelsea have recently signed Alexandre Pato, they are still relatively short of back-up for Diego Costa up front and are certainly unlikely to let both Falcao and Remy leave.

The former Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers striker has been given little first-team action at Stamford Bridge since his move in 2014.

He has made only one start in the Premier League this season and netted just once in 178 minutes of top flight football, per

As noted by Bleacher Report's Dean Jones, Remy would undoubtedly demand much more regular action at a number of other clubs and would surely be open to a move away:

But he could yet remain at Chelsea for another few months at least if the Blues are not attracted by any last-minute offers.

Elsewhere, Gary Cahill has revealed that he wants to stay at Chelsea despite previous rumours linking him with a move.

Per Jeremy Wilson in the Telegraph, a switch to Liverpool for the centre-back had been mooted, but Cahill has said he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge after a conversation with manager Guus Hiddink:

I did have a good chat [with Hiddink]. He was very approachable. I thought it was beneficial. I want to be at the club—I signed a four year contract a couple of months ago. That shows I want to be here, I am settled here, have had a lot of success here and my family is settled here but ultimately I feel I need to play football matches.

It has always been in my make up to play a high percentage of games. I realise that sometimes things go well and sometimes they don’t. But it is very important for me I feel personally, even selfishly, to be playing football matches.

Cahill did indeed sign a new four-year deal in December, but he has since started only two games in the Premier League, with Hiddink preferring Kurt Zouma as a partner for John Terry.

However, the recent revelation that Terry is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season will surely guarantee Cahill more first-team action in the long run, and he is clearly eager to stay in west London.


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