Chelsea will refuse to sell in-demand Hudson-Odoi to Liverpool

Date published: Saturday 23rd March 2019 3:31

Chelsea will refuse to sell Callum Hudson-Odoi to any Premier League clubs amid interest from Liverpool, according to reports.

Hudson-Odoi made his England debut on Friday night when he came off the bench to have a hand in the Three Lions’ fifth goal as they beat the Czech Republic 5-0.

With just 15 months left on his contract and with the player seemingly not wishing to extend his deal, Chelsea could be forced to cash in on the 18-year-old, who was the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich in January.

Bayern remain extremely keen to land Hudson-Odoi as they look to replace ageing wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben – but recent reports have suggested they won’t be the only ones in for him, after reports claimed both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool are also monitoring developments.

Bundesliga leaders Dortmund could turn to Hudson-Odoi should his England teammate Jadon Sancho move on, while Liverpool have been linked amid rumours Mohamed Salah could be prised away.

However, while Chelsea have accepted they may be left with little choice but to cash in on the star this summer, the Daily Mail claims the Blues will categorically refuse to sell him to Liverpool.

Furthermore, Chelsea are said to have have made it clear to the player and his agent that they will only negotiate a deal with an overseas side – putting Bayern and Dortmund in the driving seat.

The article does, however, claim Chelsea will do all they can to convince Hudson-Odoi his future still lies at Stamford Bridge and that they still hope he signs the contract offer out before him.

Liverpool have raided Chelsea for the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Victor Moses (on loan) and Dominic Solanke in recent years but their chances of adding Hudson-Odoi to the list seem remote if the report in the Mail proves accurate.

 

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