JIMMY-FLOYD HASSELBAINK has urged Chelsea to ditch loan star Joao Felix this summer.
Felix, 23, joined the Blues on loan until the end of the season last month.
He was subsequently red carded on his debut, and has since had to serve a three-match ban.
The Atletico Madrid loanee is now available for selection again and has been backed to shine by boss Graham Potter.
But former Blue Hasselbaink thinks Felix should just be a short-term option… and wants Chelsea to launch an ambitious summer bid for Harry Kane instead.
Speaking to Casinos En Ligne, the Dutchman said: “Chelsea need a striker.
“Harry Kane might not want to come but Chelsea should try to persuade Harry Kane to join them.
“He might say no, but at least they would have tried.
“With Kane, he will guarantee you goals wherever he goes. There is still a chance that it might happen.
“If Tottenham aren’t in the Champions League and even if Chelsea aren’t in the Champions League – their chances are slimmer than Spurs of making the top four at this moment in time.
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“But over the years to come, Chelsea has got a bigger chance of winning trophies and being in the Champions League, this is where Spurs have struggled.
“Kane has [18 months] left on his contract so they won’t be in a position to ask for £100million, it will be less.
“Joao Felix is also not worth the reported £124million fee Atletico Madrid are asking for at this moment in time.
“He might be getting there, I do rate him as a player, but he hasn’t played a lot of football, even for Atletico Madrid.
“That also means that they don’t rate him, so they can’t ask £124million for him.”
Chelsea splashed out £9m to loan Felix until the end of the season.
Speaking to Spanish paper AS about his future, the Portuguese star recently said: “I’ve only been here a few weeks, a month. I am learning everything. I am very comfortable but nobody knows the future.
“I was already looking for a change of scene a while ago because it was difficult to get used to the way of playing.”
We see his quality every day and he’s a player who can make a difference for us
Felix is set to return to action as Chelsea travel to West Ham tomorrow lunchtime.
Speaking about his star’s upcoming comeback, Potter gushed: “It’s great. We all saw the impact he had in the 60 minutes before his red card.
“We see his quality every day and he’s a player who can make a difference for us.
“At the same time, it’s about helping him get integrated into the team and to the team-mates around him, and for him to understand what we’re trying to do. But the signs are really positive.”