According to reports, Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to remain at Stamford Bridge and fight for his spot in the German manager’s team amid being strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
U21 England international has spent his whole career at Chelsea, playing 98 games since breaking into the first team in 2018.
But Hudson-Odoi just started 10 Premier League games last campaign, with the additions of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz previous summer transfer window creating a big contest in Chelsea.
Callum has been regularly linked with a move to the Bundesliga giants in recent years, with the German tactician reportedly considering using the forward in a deal to bring Kingsley Coman to Chelsea.
But The Sun say the 20-year-old winger is not interested in leaving Stamford Bridge and intends to remain at the London club and fight for his spot in Chelsea.
The English winger took part in pre-season training at Blues’ training complex in Cobham on Monday as Chelsea prepare for the start of the 2021-22 season.
The London club enjoyed an impressive second-half to last campaign to finish fourth in the Premier League, reach the FA Cup final and win the Champions League.
The London owner Roman Abramovich is set to back Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, as coach midway through the 2019-20 season, with several new additions this summer transfer window.
The German tactician wants to sign a new centre-forward to replace Olivier Giroud and provide a contest for Timo Werner, with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Robert Lewandowski among the players linked with the Blues.
The London club are also expected to add a new defender this transfer window and have expressed interest in Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who has been heavily linked with a move to Man United.
This likely won’t stop the Blues’ interest in Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman either, although it does reduce the possibility of a transfer happening this transfer window.
The Bundesliga giants may be struggling to extend France international’s deal, but they will not let the 25-year-old winger leave yet, which keeps the asking price very high for possible suitors.
Most teams across Europe won’t afford Coman this transfer window unless they offer some footballers as part of a partial swap deal. Chelsea teenager gets linked with a move every time Thomas Tuchel benches or criticizes Hudson-Odoi, or whenever Chelsea is linked with yet another new forward.