Scolari: Alex will stay

Alex has told the press several times recently that he wants to leave Chelsea due to a lack of first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.

“I believe my player and if he came to me and said I don’t give interview, I don’t need to answer about this,” Scolari told the club’s official website.

“If he doesn’t give an interview for this and some newspaper writes something, I need to believe my players.

“He is happy, yesterday he came and said ‘I didn’t give the interview’.

“The club has a contract with all of us and it respects that, and the players respect that contract, only this.

“Peter Kenyon has said many times now, we don’t sell players and we don’t buy players. Finished.

“Peter is my boss, and this is the philosophy.”