Hudson-Odoi expected to stay at Chelsea despite Dortmund interest

Callum Hudson-Odoi expected to stay at Chelsea on deadline day despite being open to joining Borussia Dortmund on loan after Thomas Tuchel ruled against letting him leave

  • Borussia Dortmund were keen on bringing in Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan 
  • But the star is set to stay at Chelsea after Thomas Tuchel ruled against an exit
  • Hudson-Odoi was open to signing for Dortmund but Chelsea want him to stay 
  • He played in the UEFA Super Cup final win in Belfast but hasn’t featured since 

Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to stay with Chelsea despite strong interest from Borussia Dortmund in taking him on loan.

Thomas Tuchel has ruled against letting him leave with the Champions League and League Cup fixture list expected to stretch even the deepest squad.

The player was open to a move to the Bundesliga, given that he would feature in the Champions League for Dortmund but Chelsea have ruled that they need him to stay. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to stay at Chelsea despite interest from Borussia Dortmund

The England international started in the UEFA Super Cup final win against Real Villareal in Belfast when several senior players lacked match fitness but hasn’t featured since.

Sportsmail reported at the weekend that boss Tuchel was set to decide whether to give the green light for Hudson-Odoi to leave after Dortmund’s approach.

He was of the mind that the forward should fight for his place, but also recognised that competition at the club is now fierce. 

Hudson-Odoi (pictured at the UEFA Super Cup final) was keen on the move to the Bundesliga

Tuchel also believes that Hudson-Odoi can still contribute to Chelsea’s campaign, and now appears to have stamped his authority by keeping him.

Clubs in the Bundesliga have expressed interest in him before, with Bayern Munich seeing an approach rejected last summer.

A loan deal with an option to buy for £70million was tabled, but the versatile winger eventually ended up staying on west London. 

He has been an unused substitute in each of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season, meanwhile, including the 1-1 draw at Liverpool. 

Thomas Tuchel believes Hudson-Odoi can still contribute this year despite his lack of minutes

Tuchel has not been afraid to haul off Hudson-Odoi since replacing Frank Lampard, having substituted him against Southampton, 31 minutes after bringing him on.

They have since moved on from the incident, however, despite Tuchel hitting out at his energy and attitude.

Hudson-Odoi turned down a call-up for the England U21s this week to focus on his development at Chelsea. 

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