Report: Top six PL club now interested in Chelsea attacker but Tuchel might not let him go

One of the Premier League high flyers has reportedly shown some late fascination towards Chelsea academy starlet, Callum Hudson-Odoi.

This is according to The Athletic, who claim one of the top six sides has thrown their intrigue in the direction of Hudson-Odoi.

It could be a hectic deadline day for the 20-year-old, with several potential plot lines able to unfold.

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One of those being a move to Borussia Dortmund, who the Athletic say are amongst the most interested parties to sign the forward.

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There is also clearly admiration from clubs closer to home.

Leicester City have emerged as possible suitors, although the Athletic insist the Foxes are not on the hunt for Hudson-Odoi.

This still leaves some big names left on the table of those who might want to snatch up the Chelsea youngster’s services.

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Out of the teams who finished as the highest half dozen last season, West Ham United and Liverpool are arguably the two most likely to have chucked their hat into the ring.

West Ham could do with adding extra depth as they embark on a European adventure.

Liverpool are always on the look to provide cover for their coveted front three.

Whilst either would be an enticing move for Hudson-Odoi, the decision might be taken out of his hands.

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The Athletic state that Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to let the speedy winger leave this window if Chelsea fail to land any more new recruits.

A deal for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez is declining by the minute. The same can be said for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde.

Tuchel’s unwillingness is in spite of the fact he is yet to use Hudson-Odoi in any of the three opening domestic fixtures this campaign.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.