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Interim Chelsea boss denies Villa, Pavlyuchenko speculation

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has dismissed speculation linking the club Pavlyuchenko. The Dutch coach denied he had spoken about the Spurs striker on a Russian website and rejected speculation that the Blues were interested in bringing Villa to Stamford Bridge.

"I did not give any comment about Pavlyuchenko," said Hiddink. "I don't give any comment on players with other clubs.

"Harry Redknapp knows exactly what to do with his players, he is a respected professional.

"Pavlyuchenko is with Tottenham and I hope that he will fight to get his position at Spurs. That is important for himself.

"If you want to survive in England you must keep on fighting and get your position."

When asked if the club were interested in Villa, Hiddink replied: "No, there is no indication of that."

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