The Portuguese coach also revealed new signing Gary Cahill could make his Blues debut at Loftus Road on Saturday in the club’s fourth round FA Cup clash with QPR
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down the possibility of an immediate move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian and hinted the Blues will not pursue any more transfer activity this month due to inflated January prices.
The Brazilian, 23, has been linked with a big-money transfer to Stamford Bridge and has declared his interest in securing a switch to the west London side.
But the Portuguese coach admitted it was becoming increasingly unlikely that the twice-capped Brazil international would join Chelsea this month from the Ukrainian club.
Villas-Boas told reporters on Friday: “Willian is an extremely interesting player but I don't think we will progress with our interest.”
When asked if any more additions would be made to the squad, he added: “I don't think so. [Prices in] January is inflated and you have to take it into account.”
Chelsea’s new defensive signing from Bolton Wanderers, Gary Cahill, could make his Blues debut against QPR on Saturday in their FA Cup fourth round tie, Villas-Boas revealed.
“Cahill is selected and should be involved one way or the other,” he said.
Frank Lampard is set to miss the trip to Loftus Road after injuring his calf in last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Norwich City, but Branislav Ivanovic could feature although the clash has come too early for John Obi Mikel.
The 34-year-old added: “Frank is out of the game but recovering well. We're looking to see for Swansea [City match on Tuesday]. Mikel is still out, and Ivanovic [has] recovered.”