Chelsea have stopped French striker Loic Remy from making a move to join surprise table toppers Leicester City.
The Foxes were hoping to bring in Remy to further strengthen their charge for the EPL title but Chelsea made a u-turn on deadline day; claiming they are now keen to keep the striker.
Interim boss Guus Hiddink was initially thought to be open to the idea of Remy leaving the club after bringing in Alexandre Pato on loan on Friday.
That alerted Leicester to his potential availability, with the Foxes eager to bring in a striker on deadline day and talks over Ahmed Musa stalling due to CSKA Moscow’s asking price.
However, Remy is understood to be keen to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge, while Sky Sports News also reports that the club now want to keep him in West London too.