Chelsea news Will Abramovich sanction a Higuain deal
12 January, 2019, 20:45
Bayern want Hudson-Odoi to be part of their immediate future whereas Chelsea, who have signed wide player Christian Pulisic for £58m, have previously stressed the need for patience.
Having seen his friend Jadon Sancho, also 18, thrive at Borussia Dortmund, Hudson-Odoi has come to believe that the Bundesliga offers a better pathway than Chelsea can offer.
On Wednesday, a source told ESPN FC that Hudson-Odoi had no plans to sign a new contract at Chelsea as Bayern await a response to their fourth bid for the 18-year-old, understood to be in the region of £35 million. "We've played with each other at England. I just told him to do whatever is best for him and whatever makes him feel comfortable".
"We're just taking it game by game but hopefully we can achieve it".
"Because in this moment in Europe there are 300 players involved in the market and they need to think only to the next match otherwise it's impossible to play".
"For young players, it's always the same".
As such, Hudson-Odoi barely featured, even on the bench, after starting the Community Shield.
But for me it's the ability of Hudson-Odoi and his performances in fleeting opportunities - like the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest and the League Cup semi-final away at Tottenham - that is changing this conversation slightly. "So they didn't respect our club", the Chelsea boss said, per the Guardian.
Sarri said he was not aware of any approach to Willian, but added: "Of course [I don't want to lose him] because he is really very important". 'He needs to stay there and work hard to get chances to play in the team.
"Then I don't know what more to say, I don't know the situation [with any potential transfer]". In some ways it's insane that the Premier League clubs allow these players to go and will then have to pay a lot more to bring them back but if it's the only way those young English players will get an opportunity then so be it.
"I am happy with the player because is improving, improving a lot in the defensive phase". I spoke with the club and the club knows very well my opinion.