Report: Chelsea's pursuit of Achraf Hakimi could push two Blues talents towards summer exits

Young Blues stars; Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tino Livramento could leave this summer as a result of Chelsea’s pursuit of Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi, according to The Guardian.

The report claims that Chelsea are interested in the Moroccan international, although unlike Paris Saint-Germain, they have yet to make a concrete offer at this point.

But Hakimi’s potential arrival at Stamford Bridge could have a knock-on effect on several players already at the club, the report added.

The two player that the report is referring to are Hudson-Odoi and Livramento.

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Hakimi’s arrival could limit Hudson-Odoi’s playing time even further

It is very evident that the Hudson-Odoi struggled for minutes under Thomas Tuchel towards the end of the season.

The 20-year-old initially often played as a right wing-back ahead of Reece James. But by April, the latter pretty much reclaimed his starting role, while Hudson-Odoi returned to a more natural attacking role.

Unfortunately for Hudson-Odoi, there are even more competition for the offensive roles.

From April until the end of the season, the winger made just one start in all competitions. For comparison, he made six starts during Tuchel’s first month in charge.

According to The Guardian, Hudson-Odoi would like to stay at Chelsea but the club would listen to offers for him.

Interestingly, an earlier report from The Times claimed that Bayern Munich were set to renew their interest in the winger.

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Livramento could be on verge of Chelsea exit due to lack of first-team opportunity

For Livramento, it is obvious that the potential arrival of a new right-back could block his path to the first team.

The highly-rated 18-year-old has trained with the first-team under both Frank Lampard and Tuchel, but a lack of first-team chances could push him towards exit this summer.

Bear in mind, Livramento has entered the final year of his contract at Chelsea which expires next summer (2022).

According to Goal, AC Milan have made a contact with the Chelsea academy star, but Aston Villa are among clubs that seem to be more “viable options” for him.

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