Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has criticised his Aston Villa counterpart Remi Garde regarding his public interest in Loic Remy.
Garde openly stated earlier this week that the Frenchman would be “an interesting player” for his Villa side, who are four points adrift at the bottom of the table. They have just seven points after 19 games.
It is unclear if both Remy or indeed Chelsea are interested in a deal, but Hiddink has criticised Garde for publicising his desire to sign the player:
“You have to respect where the players are,” Hiddink said.
“If you are interested, talk first to the people with whom they are contracted. You cannot go into details.”
“The player has signed a contract here and must be fit for us.”
Remy has struggled to hold down a first team place since his £8.5 million transfer from QPR last year. But, Hiddink says injuries have had a part to play, and will effect any potential deal.
“He’s having a difficult time regarding his injuries. He has had a calf problem for several days.” he said.
“He has to prove first of all that he’s a good Chelsea player.