Report: Boehly urges Chelsea star not to force permanent exit this summer

Report: Boehly has personally pleaded with Chelsea player not to leave permanently, loan may be allowed

Todd Boehly has reportedly pleaded with attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi not to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis.

According to the Evening Standard, Blues co-owner Boehly has personally urged the 21-year-old not to force a permanent exit away from Stamford Bridge.

It is understood that Chelsea will only allow the English youngster to leave on loan during this summer transfer window.

The report explains there’s interest from Newcastle United, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City and Southampton in him.

In addition, the Blues may be willing to help out any loan club when it comes to covering his mammoth £150,000-a-week salary.

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Boehly pleaded with Hudson-Odoi

It’s good news to hear Chelsea are trying to convince Hudson-Odoi he’s still in their long-term plans.

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to picture him nailing down a permanent spot in the current starting line-up under manager Thomas Tuchel.

For certain, the rapid winger could benefit massively from regular game time if he leaves for the first loan spell of his career.

Despite the fact he’s been around the senior group for years at Chelsea, people should remember he’s still only 21.

Hudson-Odoi was left out of the development squad this week after loan interest in him intensified, so let’s hope for news on his future soon.

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Newcastle are an ambitious side that have taken huge leaps forward under their manager Eddie Howe, who could be a great mentor to someone like Hudson-Odoi.

The system at St James’ Park includes conventional wingers, which is exactly what Hudson-Odoi needs to flourish.

It could be quite a scary fight to see him and Allan Saint-Maximin running at defenders in the same side this season.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.