Hull City loanees Ola Aina, Michael Hector and Fikayo Tomori will not be recalled by Chelsea in January, according to the Yorkshire Post.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has said that he expects the trio will see out their season-long loans with the Championship side.
All three were brought in by Leonid Slutsky in the summer. The Russian manager used his connections with Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich to sign them. However, he was sacked by the Tigers after a poor start to the season which has made some question what will happen to the Chelsea loanees.
Hull City have struggled with life back in the Championship this season and are currently just out of the relegation zone on goal difference in their lowest league position since 2007.
Ola Aina, Michael Hector and Fikayo Tomori have all been first-team regulars for the Tigers this season and Chelsea will be happy with the chances and experience they will be getting this season.
The news that they will be staying will be good news for the new Hull boss Nigel Adkins. He will be looking to add some new faces to his squad and put his stamp on his new inherited squad.
Adkins has said that he is targeting a new defender, winger and striker in January. Reinforcements are desperately needed at the KCOM Stadium as the club are no doubt in a relegation battle now.
The news that Aina, Hector and Tomori will be a boost for the Tigers. However, they will also be hoping for another central defender to help with their defensive woes.