MAURIZIO SARRI BLASTS BAYERN MUNICH’S PUBLIC PURSUIT OF HUDSON-ODOI

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has accused Bayern Munich of being disrespectful in their pursuit of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Bayern Munich have submitted a bid of £35 million for the 18-year-old and Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic recently revealed the German club wants to sign Hudson-Odoi and Sarri is unhappy that the German club spoke publicly about signing the 18-year-old.

Asked if he was annoyed about the way that Bayern Munich have dealt with the Hudson-Odoi situation, Sarri told reporters: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club. Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation.

“I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have. Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.”

Hudson-Odoi has just 18 months left on his contract and Sarri wants the youngster to stay at the club. Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro are all regulars in Chelsea’s starting line-up ahead of Hudson-Odoi, but Sarri recently said he was starting to consider the 18-year-old at the same level.

Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea but has made one appearance in the league this season.

Chelsea face Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri admits he expects a tough game at the Bridge tomorrow because Newcastle play better away from home.

“First of all we need to know the match is very difficult because they are doing better away. They lost eight matches out of 11 at home but only three out of ten away so it is a very difficult opponent away and the match will be the same,” Sarri added.

“I hope of course to score in the first 30 minutes but if the match is the same we have to be patient and improve, not in the offensive phase because we played very well in the last matches in the off phase.

“We need to improve in the box, attacking the lateral balls and spaces. We need to improve in the last 20, 25 metres.”

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