Chelsea owner pleads with Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of summer exit

Todd Boehly has pleaded with Callum Hudson-Odoi not to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis, it has been reported.

This comes after Hudson-Odoi has been marginalised by manager Thomas Tuchel.

Hudson-Odoi is a product of Chelsea’s youth academy and has featured over 100 times for Chelsea despite only being 21 years of age.

There was a time a few years back when the young winger was also one of the hottest prospects in world football, garnering a lot of attention from German champions, Bayern Munich.

However, Hudson-Odoi signed a new contract to put an end to that speculation. Since the Bayern transfer saga, though, Hudson-Odoi has seen very little action.

He featured 15 times in the Premier League for Chelsea last term, but completed 90 minutes on just three occasions.

The 21-year-old was also left out of Chelsea’s matchday squad for their opening two games of 2022/23 despite the five-sub rule now being in place.

This has led to speculation over the winger’s future, with German side Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United believed to be showing an interest.

And whilst an exit does seem likely this summer, there is hope on Chelsea’s part that it will not be a permanent one.

According to the Evening Standard, Hudson-Odoi will only be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan this summer, with Todd Boehly personally pleading with the winger not to force a permanent exit.

It is added that Chelsea are not entertaining any options to buy but will help out with wage contributions should Hudson-Odoi desire a move to a club with limited scope to cover his £150,000-a-week salary.

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