PL club interested in signing Chelsea youngster Hudson-Odoi

Jason Soutar
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Leicester City are interested in signing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports.

The 20-year-old is yet to feature for the Blues this season despite being included in their squad for the opening three Premier League matches of the season.

His next appearance will be his 100th for the first team and has been at the west London club since 2007, making his under-18 debut in 2016.


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And according to football.london, Leicester have enquired to Chelsea about signing the winger on a permanent basis.

This story has been shut down by The Athletic, who claim they have ‘been assured this isn’t the case’.

They claim another top-six PL club has expressed their interest, and talks are ongoing with other English sides.

Whereas it has also been rumoured Borussia Dortmund are interested in bringing Hudson-Odoi in on loan.

Chelsea have reportedly ‘blocked’ this move as they try and sort out a replacement for the youngster.

Whether or not a potential Foxes bid could change their stance remains to be seen.

Speaking last season, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel told the player what he needs to do to keep improving his game:

“Where he played against Man City, this is maybe his best position, we agree on that and the big change and the big impact he had now when we brought him on was that it was not only one action that he had, but it was two or three accelerations,” the German said.

“Callum needs to understand how to use his potential, he needs to understand how to push himself to the absolute limit and not to be happy with 80, 85, 90, 95 per cent, simply be not happy about it any single day.

“This is the thing he needs to learn and live up to. Once he does this, he will make his way and leave his footprint.

“It’s about his position. It’s about assisting, it’s about scoring, it is about that, we don’t need to talk around it.

“It is about putting things to an end. Big talent, big responsibility.

“This is what he’s trying, sometimes, sometimes better, sometimes okay, sometimes very, very good and when we have a chance we let him play.”