Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose has turned down a move to Belgian side Standard Liege despite Celtic accepting a bid of around £300,000 for him.
English Championship side Reading and Blackburn Rovers all made bid for his services this summer, but their loan offer was rejected by Celtic, who were keen on letting the Nigerian leave on a permanent transfer.
Ambrose was told of the interest from the Belgian side and was duly informed that an agreement has been reached over a transfer fee but the Nigerian pulled the plug on the deal.
27 year old Ambrose is willing to remain at Chelsea until next summer, when he will be a free player as his contract has just 12 months to run.
However, the Nigerian who joined the Scottish side in 2012 from Israeli side MS Ashdod must contend with life out of the picture of the first team as he is presently not in the plans of manager Brendan Rodgers.
He has only played twice under the former Liverpool since the start of the season, but he is defiant the manager wants him and recently confirmed he wants to stay and fight for his spot in the team.