PSG join Bayern Munich for Hudson-Odoi

Author: Daily Mail
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi is fuming with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri over his lack of game time amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Sun.

The 18-year-old winger, a £35million target for Bayern Munich. expected to feature after the Blues rejected a transfer request in January.

But he has started just one game, the FA Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday, and played 13 minutes in the Premier League since asking to leave.

Hudson-Odoi was also left on the bench during Monday's 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United in the FA Cup.

Hudson-Odoi’s prospects of signing a new deal at Chelsea receded further after Gianfranco Zola’s comments that the winger is on the ‘edge of the team’ and ‘there aren’t many 18-year-olds in Europe playing as many games as him.’

Hudson-Odoi, the subject of a £35million bid from Bayern Munich in January, was already dispirited by Maurizio Sarri’s reluctance to use him, but Zola’s response to the six minutes he was given at Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday will have only strengthened his conviction that the coach doesn’t truly believe in him.

Bayern will bid again for him in April, though the player would wait until January 1 next year to sign for them if a fee is not agreed this summer.

If he moves in 2020, the year his contract runs out, Chelsea will get minimal compensation, compared to the £35m Bayern were willing to pay last month.

Hudson-Odoi did briefly seem to be making an impression on Sarri when he started the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham, but that came after Bayern’s £35m bid. He is still yet to start a Premier League match for Chelsea.