Callum Hudson Odoi: Chelsea Star Asks to Leave Club

Chelsea players in action in a past football match.
Chelsea players in action in a past football match.
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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson Odoi has reportedly told Chelsea that he wants to part ways with the club due to the lack of adequate playing time.

Odoi was left out of the Chelsea squad by manager Thomas Tuchel in their narrow 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday. He was not even named in Chelsea’s bench, even though the club does not have enough fire power currently.

According to Sky Sports presenter David Jones, Chelsea has given Odoi's representatives the go ahead to start talks with clubs that are interested in him.

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“Callum Hudson Odoi has told Chelsea he wants to leave in search of a regular first time. He wasn’t part of the squad for the Everton game. His representatives have been given permission to negotiate a move,” reported Jones

Some of the clubs that are interested in the services of the Chelsea academy product include English Premier League sides Southampton and Leicester City.

Fabrizio Romano, a trusted transfer guru recently revealed that Odoi will make his decision soon with regard to where he wants to play.

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"Callum Hudson-Odoi could now leave Chelsea for regular game time. Southampton have already asked for CHO on loan, now pushing. He was also discussed with Leicester days ago.

"It’s up to the player. Hudson-Odoi will make a decision on his future in the next days," read his Twitter post.

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund and Italian side Juventus are also rumoured to be interested in the signature of the Three Lions forward.

Odoi was brilliant for Chelsea a few years ago, making the club give him a new five year contract in 2019. However, he has suffered numerous injuries particularly during the 2021/2022 season. He only made 11 starts for Chelsea last season.

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