Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has ruled out the arrival of any player to the club in January. The Blues have begun the current football season in a superb run of form which has seen them remain unbeaten in all competition. The Blues currently sit in third position, two points behind league leaders Liverpool and Manchester City. The London team also top their group in the Europa league.

Despite the club’s form, there have been speculations that the Italian tactician will land a forward and a defender when the winter window opens. Media even linked Chelsea with three striker options with Icardi, Cutrone and Piatek.

Sarri when asked about Chelsea’s transfer plans with respect to discussion with the board, said: “No, I didn’t ask anything about it to my club because at the moment I think we can stay with these players and be competitive”. “Maybe not for the top but we have to try to arrive close to the top”. “It is too easy to go into the market for every problem. I think we need to improve and we need to improve with these players because they can improve”. “It is my work, I think. For the market, there is the club. I can say to the club my opinion about what I think I need but my job is to try to improve my players”.

Sarri also confirmed that French striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of contention for the Crystal Palace game on Sunday.