Bayern Munich match Chelsea’s asking price for Callum Hudson-Odoi

Nicolo Barella is understood to be a target for Chelsea

But after Chelsea announced the signing of Christian Pulisic last week, chances for Hudson-Odoi to make an impact in the first team next season are likely to be limited.

But the feeling is that Hudson-Odoi is keen to join the Bundesliga giants having been encouraged by the success of young English players in Germany such as Jadon Sanch at Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says he would like to sign Chelsea's 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi. A very good match with application (including) in the defensive phase - very good.

In his most recent outing, the highly rated youngster assisted both of Chelsea's goals in the 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Nottingham Forest.

"We have very important players in the same position, sometimes he will be on the bench - as Willian, as Pedro - but now I can start to consider him at the same level", the Chelsea manager said. "Secondly, because I do not want players on the pitch who are at risk of substitution like Willian, Pedro or Olivier Giroud so I prefer to play with young players".

"To stay here is better for him", Sarri said.

The winger started the Blues' Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham on Tuesday and certainly enhanced his already burgeoning reputation.

"In my opinion, he needs to go", said Sarri.

Sarri added that Chelsea would need to sign a replacement for Fabregas in January but would not comment on speculation linking them with Cagliari's Nicolo Barella. "He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today I think a very good match".

"Without Cesc we are only five, so we are in trouble".

Max Bielefeld of Sky Sports has reported that the teenager has handed in a transfer request, and that the club will try "everything" to keep the player during this January transfer window.



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