Interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has insisted the club will be able to attract top names this summer despite the fact they are likely to miss out on Champions League football, report ESPN.
The Blues are way off the pace in the race to finish in the top four spots in the Premier League, though a recent upturn in fortunes has renewed a vain sense of optimism.
With competition for top players so intense between Europe’s biggest clubs these days, the ability to offer the continent’s top club competition is often seen as all but imperative.
However, Hiddink believes the club’s standing a whole can help them attract big names, despite at least a season potentially out of it.
”It’s difficult but if the club with its big status can offer ambition into the future, then the club will stay attractive,” insisted the vastly experienced Dutch coach.
The fallen Premier League champions currently find themselves in 13th position and 17 points off fourth placed Manchester City.