Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi, who wants to leave Chelsea after Thomas Tuchel left him out of his side’s 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday.
Southampton have also approached Chelsea over a loan deal for Hudson-Odoi, while there is also interest from Leicester, with the winger set to assess his options carefully before making his next move .
The 21-year-old wants to play at a high level and would be interested in joining Dortmund. The Bundesliga side almost signed Hudson-Odoi on loan last summer. Several clubs are understood to be monitoring the situation.
Hudson-Odoi was surprised to be left out against Everton. He had no injuries. The 21-year-old has two years left on his deal and a permanent deal has not been ruled out, although the cost of prying him away from Chelsea makes a loan move look more likely this summer.
Chelsea are preparing to let a number of players leave their squad this summer. Germany striker Timo Werner is set to end his disastrous spell in England by returning to RB Leipzig on a permanent deal and Marcos Alonso is set to join Barcelona. Malang Sarr has been given permission to undergo a medical in Monaco before joining the Ligue 1 side on loan. The deal for the French centre-back is expected to include a buyout clause.
Chelsea, whose new owners have signed Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chuwuemeka, Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella, are still in the market for more signings. The club are chasing Wesley Fofana but have yet to meet Leicester City’s £85million asking price for the French centre-back.
Chelsea are holding talks with Barcelona over a deal for Frenkie de Jong, although the Dutch midfielder is reluctant to leave Camp Nou. They have also been offered the possibility of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the Spanish club. With Werner following Romelu Lukaku out of the gate, more depth is required in attack and Tuchel had an excellent relationship with Aubameyang at Dortmund.
Tuchel also wants a right-back to compete with Reece James. Chelsea have looked at Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters but are understood to favor a move for Internazionale’s Denzel Dumfries. Inter have not yet received an offer for the Dutch defender.
Chelsea have opened talks with Édouard Mendy over a new deal. Two rounds of negotiations have been held with the goalkeeper, who is one of the lowest paid in the first team.
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