Chelsea have emphatically responded to Borussia Dortmund’s late move to try sign Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan by refusing to let him go.

According to The Athletic’s transfer news live blog on deadline day, Chelsea have blocked attempts late in this summer window for the 20-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge.

It is understood that German and Champions League club Dortmund were leading the race to sign the youngster on loan, who was attempting to seal a temporary move. Also, they were willing to play him in his preferred role as a left-winger.

However, the Englishman will now be staying with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues squad after Chelsea rejected Dortmund’s approach for him. In addition, English clubs have failed in their attempts to sign Hudson-Odoi, too.

This update comes after Sky Sports reporter Max Bielefeld claimed earlier today that Dortmund were still optimistic of bringing the Chelsea man to the Westfalenstadion.

Hudson-Odoi is someone who Tuchel previously described as “fantastic”, but it looks like it could be a tough season for the player trying to get regular minutes at the Bridge. 

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Hudson-Odoi will have to work socks off in Chelsea training

Hudson-Odoi looks like an extremely motivated individual with immense potential, but he’ll need to find an extra 10 per cent to get into this current Chelsea XI.

He’s a dazzling wide player who’s quick and a great dribbler. However, he’s down the pecking order for one of the two creative positions behind forward Romelu Lukaku.

It looks like his best bet to play is at right wing-back and perhaps he can get an opportunity after the international break due to Reece James’ imminent suspension.

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