Yossi Benayoun faces anxious wait over his future after Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez dropped suggested the 32 year old is no longer needed at Stamford Bridge, reports . The player has returned to West London following a four-month loan spell at West Ham in which he made just six appearances.

Benitez said: "He is here now but he's injured and he's working with the physios. We will see what happens.

"The question is how many players we have - we have six players in these positions. He's a very good player, no doubt about this, but again I would say we have six players in these positions. We have to manage the situation."

Benayoun, who also spent last season on loan at Arsenal, has a contract until June 2013 but under FIFA rules is able to negotiate with other clubs now.

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