Chelsea have rejected reports that former manager Avram Grant will return to help interim boss Rafael Benitez. Benitez is without a win in three games since his controversial appointment after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked.

Several newspapers reported Grant , who guided Chelsea to the Champions League final in 2008, was being recruited in an advisory role.

"There is no truth in reports that Avram Grant will be returning to the club," said a spokesman.

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