Chelsea Open to Selling Callum Hudson-Odoi After Disappointing Loan Spell

The Guardian reports that there is interest from Premier League clubs Nottingham Forest and Fulham, as well as AC Milan.

Chelsea are reportedly open to selling Callum Hudson-Odoi during the summer transfer window following his underwhelming loan spell at Bayern Leverkusen.

The 22-year-old, who had come close to leaving permanently last year, opted for a venture in Bundesliga football instead.

Despite his potential, Hudson-Odoi managed to score just one goal throughout the season away, which has led to him being deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea.

Moreover, with only one year left on his contract, the club is eager to cash in on him.

The Guardian reports that there is interest from Premier League clubs Nottingham Forest and Fulham, as well as AC Milan.

West Ham, however, seems to have other priorities at the moment.

Chelsea has already negotiated sales for several players, including Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Edouard Mendy.

Hence, the club will now look to maximize their earnings from the potential transfer of Hudson-Odoi.

In the winter of 2019, Bayern Munich had made a substantial £70 million ($88 million) offer for Hudson-Odoi, which Chelsea could have capitalized on.

They had the opportunity to either receive a significant sum for a player at the early stages of his career or retain him and develop him into one of the game’s young stars.

However, four years later, it remains uncertain what Hudson-Odoi’s true potential is.

Injuries, inconsistency, and managerial changes have impeded his progress.

Therefore, if Chelsea can secure a transfer fee of over £15 million ($19 million), it would be a welcome cash injection that could be allocated to other targets or contribute to the £52 million ($66 million) spent on Christopher Nkunku.

According to reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea has reached an agreement to sign 18-year-old Santos teenager Angelo.

With his contract in Brazil entering its final 18 months and having already played 129 senior games despite his young age, Angelo is set to join Chelsea for pre-season training.

A fee of £12.9 million ($16.4 million) will reportedly be paid for his services.

Barcelona has been given 48 hours to match the bid, but they are not believed to be interested, effectively making Angelo a Chelsea player.

Before any loan discussions take place, Angelo will have the opportunity to impress Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino during preparations for the upcoming 2023/24 season.

While Chelsea has a history of acquiring relatively unknown players from Brazil, signing a teenager from Santos might be considered a decade too late by some observers.

Nonetheless, Chelsea seems keen to add Angelo to their squad and develop his potential within their ranks.

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