Callum Hudson-Odoi has been told by the club because of the transfer ban.
Chelsea had to fight with Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window to keep their academy graduate at the club. The English outfit rejected four bids from the reigning Bundesliga Champions and insisted on the bidders that the 18-year-old will not be available for sale at any cost.
The English International managed less than 70 minutes of game time before the turn of Christmas. Even though he is yet to start a Premier League game this campaign, he has regularly managed to feature in the Europa League which is the only possibility for the Blues to lift a silverware this campaign. He has managed to muster out four goals and two assists in the same competition.
Despite scoring on a regular basis in Europe, Pedro and Willian have been given a nod above the youngster in the league. This has forced the player to look away for opportunities to start on a consistent basis, but the English publication Times have confirmed that the club has told the youngster to stay put at the club.
The United States International Christian Pulisic will be moving to Stamford Bridge from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window and it will be interesting to see how the Blues will react, especially after being hit with a transfer ban. Pedro has extended his contract until 2020, whereas the Brazilian Willian’s contract runs till the same year.
Star Eden Hazard is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid and the club are not ready to budge as the Blues want a minimum of 120 million euros to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, last summer, the former Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui tried his best to lure him to the capital city of Spain, but the move did not materialize as Maurizio Sarri was not keen on losing the team’s key man few days before the kick off of the Premier League season.
Real Madrid were forced to walk away when Eden Hazard declared his stay for another year at Stamford Bridge. It will be a monumental task to keep him old at England this summer because of the transfer power of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid currently. There is an equal admiration between the French International and Chelsea’s attacker already. Besides, he has talked about his childhood dream to join Real Madrid.
Should he leave the club, it might open the door for Callum Hudson-Odoi who is seeking development. If he stays and puts in good displays, the likelihood of signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge will be high. It will be an interesting summer for Maurizio Sarri who is already criticized for the stubborn nature shown with his team selection till date.
Gareth Southgate handed him a start for his nation before Hudson-Odoi was able to start a league game for Chelsea. He assisted once in the game against Montenegro in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers.
It’s not only Bayern Munich who have shown interest on the youngster. The likes of Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, and Manchester United also have one eye on the situation to lure him away from Stamford Bridge. If the club decides to sell him, the chances of seeing him at a foreign club are very high.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Chelsea have told Hudson-Odoi that they will not sell him this summer even if he refuses to sign a new contract in a stance that could cost them tens of millions of pounds in the transfer market. By @MattHughesTimes https://t.co/vvXlxkDHKi
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) March 27, 2019
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) March 27, 2019
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s game by numbers vs. Montenegro:
100% tackles won
90% passing accuracy
5 take-ons won
3 chances created
1 shot on target
A memorable first England start. 🦁 pic.twitter.com/nwA8UvevmB
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 25, 2019
Chelsea will reportedly refuse to sell England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi even if he does not sign a new deal.
It’s the gossip!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 27, 2019
United have joined the race to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer. #mufc [Mail]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) March 23, 2019
Chelsea will play Cardiff City away from home on Sunday before taking on Brighton and Hove Albion three days later as the Blues strive to finish in a Champions League spot.