Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez has told his board he doesn't need assistance from Avram Grant.

The Guardian says Benitez has told the hierarchy he does not want Avram Grant at Stamford Bridge. The club on Monday denied reports that the Israeli has been sounded out regarding whether he would consider joining as an adviser to the Spanish interim manager, who is yet to win a match after three games in charge.

Reports of the club's supposed interest in Grant are understood to have angered the Spaniard.