Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi has decided he doesn’t want to leave Stamford Bridge for Bayern Munich before Monday’s transfer deadline, it has been claimed. The England international has struggled for form since Frank Lampard’s appointment as Maurizio Sarri’s successor. However, he now looks set to stay in west London.
Hudson-Odoi impressed on Saturday as Chelsea boosted their hopes of Premier League title glory with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
However, despite that, talk has been rife that the England international may leave Stamford Bridge for Bayern Munich before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Bayern wanted to sign Hudson-Odoi a year ago but missed out and, despite landing Leroy Sane, still have interest in the 19-year-old.
Yet journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed the teenager doesn’t want to leave.
“Hudson-Odoi has *never* reached an agreement with Bayern,” Romano tweeted.
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“He’s happy to stay at Chelsea as Lampard wants to keep him. Blue circle
“No agreement reached with Bayern Munich after bid on loan with buy option. Bayern still trying…”
However, in a separate tweet, Romano has claimed Bayern have now given up on the Chelsea star and are eyeing Marseille star Bouna Sarr instead.
“Both Chelsea and Bayern München considering Callum Hudson-Odoi deal OFF,” he said.
“No agreement on loan with buy option, the player doesn’t want to leave, Lampard counts on him. Confirmed. He’s staying.
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“#Bayern are now closing on Bouna Sarr from OM, and Marc Roca is coming.”
Lampard said after the match against Palace that he wanted Hudson-Odoi to stay, despite being blessed with attacking options in the capital.
“I didn’t start him with a political view on it,” Lampard told talkSPORT.
“I started him because I wanted him to give us natural width.
“At the minute we know we’re missing Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, who are probably the most natural wingers in our team along with Callum.
“I wasn’t thinking about that and I don’t know anything about those rumours to be fair.
“What I did like is that Callum fronts up his left back and tries to go by him. That was missing with Cal during the first half, he was playing too safe coming inside.
“He’s got pace, he’s got quality, he’s got trickery and he can cross the ball. He showed that in the second half.”
Lampard then added: “Callum is absolutely part of my plans here. We have [Christian] Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech injured before Christian came back in today.
“We need options and what Callum showed today and the second half against West Brom is exactly what he needs to show. I am pleased with him.”
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