Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has moved to end speculation that Daniel Sturridge could leave the club on a permanent basis.
Starved of first team football at Stamford Bridge, Sturridge has been on loan at Bolton since January and has been an instant hit at the Reebok.
3 goals in his opening 3 games showed his worth, and rumours have started that he would want to seek a permanent move up north.
Ancelotti however said that his striker has a big role to play in the future of Chelsea, and whilst he is pleased with his form, won’t be letting the striker go anywhere.
“Every one of us is happy because Sturridge is our player and he is doing very well,” he said.
“I hope he can score more and then in the summer he will come back.
“It was the right time to go and play on loan because he didn’t have a lot of space here and he needed to play.
“He found a very good club who are playing good football. Sturridge can show his quality. I hope that he can continue.”
Owen Coyle, who also had England sensation Jack Wilshere on loan last season accepts that Chelsea would want to keep their striker.
“If Carlo and Chelsea feel his future is there then that doesn’t surprise me because as I’ve said before he is a terrific player,” said Coyle.
“He’s not surprised me. That’s why I brought him to the football club. I would say it’s been all about giving these lads a platform to go and show their quality, and Daniel is now showing that.
“I’ve always had that belief in him, and that’s why I did everything in my power to bring him to the club.
“There’s no shame in not being in the Chelsea starting line-up with Torres, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda and Kalou – these are fantastic, top-class players in world football, not just in league football.”