Maurizio Sarri discusses Bayern target, delivers positive update for Chelsea fans

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He has become a part of Chelsea's first-team squad over the previous year, but has still only featured three times in the Premier League, and reports suggest he is refusing to discuss a new contract until he is given assurances over playing time.

Sarri gave the winger a start amid transfer talk linking him with Bayern Munich.

Hudson-Odoi starred in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup at the weekend and was named man of the match by the club's followers after bagging two assists as Álvaro Morata's bagged a brace.

"We definitely want to sign him - he has the qualities which would fit very well into our team", Bayern's director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic said on Wednesday at their winter training camp in Doha. "He has the future and I think he has a very great future here, with the national team and with Chelsea". You know very well in this club there is a rule: The renewal of players over 30 is usually one year.

"He is very young but he is improving, especially in the defensive phase".

He has insisted he will not sign a new contract and wants to play in the Bundesliga. Of course we have very important players in the same position and I can play with only two wingers.




"I think for him everything is going very well at the moment".

The promise, and the fourth bid, shows just how much Bayern are interested in the player and the faith they have in him, despite his age, and that he's likely to get first team football straight away.

"Now we know very well if we approach the same there's no solution for us".

Chelsea started with Callum Hudson-Odoi for their Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley tonight - despite the player being the subject of intense transfer speculation. "Cesc is a player who interests every club".

Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, former England Under-17 team-mates of Hudson-Odoi, have made a huge impression this season at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.

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