Chelsea facing major transfer blow and Maurizio Sarri is to blame

Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Callum Hudson-Odoi is yet to commit to signing a new contract with the Chelsea because of his restricted game-time under Maurizio Sarri so far.

The England Under-17 World Cup winner has played just 35 minutes of senior football this season and could be loaned out in January

It is understood Hudson-Odoi is reluctant to renew his contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit having struggled to break into Maurizio Sarri’s side.

But the Blues are only prepared to loan to teams towards the bottom half of the table and not to a direct rival for the top six.

Burnley and Southampton are two clubs in the market for wingers in the January window, and both clubs would prefer to sign English talent.

And Hudson-Odoi is widely considered one of the next best English prospects, having impressed for both Chelsea and England at youth level.

The England Under-17 World Cup winner remains unsure as to whether to commit to Chelsea having made just two substitute appearances thus far under Sarri.

The former Napoli boss’ decision to make few changes in either the Europa League or Carabao Cup may have helped the west London outfit progress, but it has limited opportunities for Hudson-Odoi to make an impact.

Chelsea remains hopeful that Hudson-Odoi can be convinced to remain with the 2012 Champions Leauge winners.

He has long been on the radar of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal, and with Bayern Munich and Monaco having also revealed their interest of late, Hudson-Odo

 

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