Callum Hudson-Odoi is STILL yet to sign a new deal with Chelsea, leaving the Blues hierarchy fearing he could leave for free.
The west Londoners are reportedly closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic, meaning Hudson-Odoi’s game time is likely to be reduced even further.
The 18-year-old has made just two Europa League appearances this season, despite many predicting he would break into the first team after a fantastic pre-season.
According to The Sun, Chelsea want him to agree terms on a new deal before allowing him to leave on loan in January.
His current contract has 18 months left to run on it, but there have been no breakthrough in talks between the two parties at this point in time.
After a meteoric rise to prominence for club and country, USA international Pulisic is a January transfer target for the Blues.
Pulisic in action for the USA against Italy
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The 20-year-old’s potential arrival would surely mean even less game time for the England Under-19 international, who wanted to leave on loan in the summer.
After starring in the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, it appeared Sarri was willing to give the talented teen the game time he so desperately craves.
But it now seems as though he could be set to follow former Blues academy graduate Dominic Solanke out of the Stamford Bridge exit door.
The 21-year-old is now at Liverpool after letting his contract run down – meaning the Reds had to sign a paltry compensation fee to get him to sign
Source talk sport