Fabregas staying put

LONDON. — Guus Hiddink says Cesc Fabregas is happy at Chelsea amid speculation he could soon be the subject of a big-money bid from Italian soccer clubs.

The Spain midfielder has been linked with both Juventus and Inter Milan following a poor half to the season at the Premier League champions, whose fall from grace has been well-documented.

But Hiddink, interim manager until the end of the season following Jose Mourinho’s sacking, gave no indication that Chelsea would sell, and that the player himself seemed content.

“We need all the players here until the end of the season,” he said. “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.

“He’s coming in with a smile, which is what I always like. They come in with a smile and not a worn out face.” — AFP-Reuters.

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