'We are told': Sky reporter gives update on situation regarding Hudson-Odoi's future live on air

Max Bielefeld of Sky Sports reported earlier today that Borussia Dortmund remain optimistic they can sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.

Speaking live from Munich, Bielefeld claimed that Dortmund had every intention of trying to land Hudson-Odoi before the transfer deadline.

However, he also explained that Chelsea were being hard customers to deal with, as they attempt to keep hold of the 20-year-old.

Hudson-Odoi is now at the heart of an interesting scenario that could end up in a multitude of ways.

Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

After failing to appear in any of the opening three Premier League matches, the forward is eager to test his metal at another club.

Sadly for him, Thomas Tuchel is apparently not keen on letting a player go without another arriving in the opposite direction.

There are two names that could dictate his destiny: Saul Niguez and Jules Kounde.

Sign either one of those and Chelsea will surely ease their stance on allowing Hudson-Odoi to join Dortmund.

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

But as it stands, the Champions League holders are sticking to one definitive answer.

Sky explain the Hudson-Odoi saga

“We just spoke with Borussia Dortmund and we are told they are still hopeful to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi until Germany’s deadline at 5pm,” said Bielefeld.  

“But, it’s a difficult deal. They say tough negations with Chelsea.

“It’s tough to convince to let Callum Hudson-Odoi go. As it stands, they say no.

“We know that Callum would like to join Borussia Dortmund, he wants first-team minutes.”

Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Chelsea have previously blocked a move to Germany for Hudson-Odoi.

Last October, they rejected a lucrative bid from Bayern Munich for the attacker.

Like Dortmund, Bayern wanted to acquire Hudson-Odoi on loan, but they also included an option to buy him this summer.

At that time, Frank Lampard had a more inclusive role for the Cobham academy star in mind than he’s had under Tuchel.

Photo by RICHARD HEATHCOTE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

With the change in manager came a change in attitude, as Hudson-Odoi found himself more often than not out of the picture.

If he is set on signing for Dortmund, then the movements of Saul or Kounde could be crucial.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Twitter account here

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.