Chelsea’s transfer speculation so far during this summer window has largely been around incomings, with a string of successful deals now completed by the club to sign some top-class players for the squad and that has seen pressure cranked up for the new season.
But football publication 90min have released a report suggesting that Callum Hudson-Odoi could leave Stamford Bridge this summer, which is surely something that is way off the mark.
90min claims that the Blues have informed the 19-year-old attacker that he may be leaving the club on loan this summer, as the arrival of German Kai Havertz puts his position in doubt.
The report says that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been unimpressed by the teenager’s attitude in training and warned him he could now be departing on a temporary basis.
Hudson-Odoi may have had rumours around him in the past regarding money and potential exits, but it’s surely way off the mark that Chelsea are looking at sending him out on loan during the new season.
The English winger didn’t reach the heights many expected from the academy graduate last season, but he still managed three goals and six assists in 34 senior appearances.
He’s a versatile wide player that can be used on either flank, so does have competition from new arrivals Havertz and Hakim Ziyech for a starting position.
But the speedster has seen experienced duo Pedro and Willian both leave Stamford Bridge this summer, whereas he’s remained as part of the first-team squad and will now battle for a starting position.
Hudson-Odoi may well be involved in the club’s first game of the Premier League season away to Brighton on Monday and it would be a major surprise if reports about a loan exit turn out to be true, but time will tell during the remainder of the summer.