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Chelsea's Romeu going nowhere

Roberto Di Matteo has ruled out any possibility of Oriol Romeu leaving Chelsea in the January transfer window.

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Oriol Romeu: Has made just four appearances for Chelsea this season and has been

Oriol Romeu: Has made just four appearances for Chelsea this season and has been

The defensive midfielder has made just four appearances for the Stamford Bridge club this season, with two of those outings coming in the Capital One Cup.

Romeu's limited opportunities have led to speculation he could be loaned or sold in the winter transfer window amid reports of the summer 2011 signing from Barcelona returning to Spain.

Di Matteo has confirmed there is interest in the 21-year-old but, with John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses set for African Cup of Nations duty in early 2013, Chelsea need a large squad.

"Romeu is a very young talent with good prospects for the future," said manager Di Matteo. "He has offers from other clubs and especially from Spain but I have had calls from Italy as well.

"But he has been playing a bit more lately and he will be playing more in the future. There is absolutely no chance of him leaving in January."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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Benteke ignoring speculation

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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Shaw told to shape up

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