Chelsea boosted as star attacker dismisses speculation of exit

Chelsea star Pedro has played down reports that he was looking to leave the club following the appointment of manager Guus Hiddink, Express reports.

The 28-year-old only completed his move from Barcelona in the summer, but was already being linked with an exit after a number of unconvincing displays.

Former boss Jose Mourinho was sacked after a hugely disappointing start to their Premier League title defence as he registered nine losses from a total of 17 matches this term.

The side are currently sitting 15th on the table with Hiddink now serving as interim manager until at least the end of the current campaign.

Pedro admitted that the rumours of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge were false as he hopes to help his team pick up a run of results in their efforts to rescue their season.

“I’m happy here. This information that I’m not is false. I am very satisfied to be here in this club,” he said.

“I am happy with the supporters and this team. Obviously the situation is not good but together it is possible for us to climb the table.”

The winger also added that he is looking forward to working under the club’s new management after the Blues picked up a win against Sunderland at the weekend.