CHELSEA LEGEND REVEALS WHY HUDSON-ODOI IS AFRAID OF STAYING AT CHELSEA

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Chelsea have offered Callum Hudson-Odoi a new contract worth £85,000 per week which was rejected by the youngster – and Hudson-Odoi has shown his desire to leave the club by handing a transfer request.

Bayern Munich are keen on the 18-year-old and have seen four bids rejected for the Chelsea academy product.

Hudson-Odoi has only been able to play just 61 minutes of Premier League football in three substitute appearances against Watford, Newcastle and Arsenal over the past few weeks.

The 18-year-old has been restricted to mostly cup appearances, and Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that Hudson-Odoi is afraid of staying at Chelsea because the club has no history of giving youth a chance.

“I hope he stays, I really hope he stays,” Hasselbaink told talkSPORT.

“I can understand that he’s afraid of not getting regular football because the pathway at Chelsea in the past has not been great for young players.

“So I understand if he’s a little bit concerned about that.

“But he’s 18-year-old and he’s with one of the best coaches in the world.

“I know Gianfranco very well, I knew him as a player and there couldn’t be a better coach than Gianfranco.

“He can be a little bit more patient, but eventually the boy needs to see that he will be regularly playing, and that is the most important thing.

“And another worry for him will probably be that the last player who really had a regular place in the Chelsea team from the academy was John Terry.

“And before him it was probably Jody Morris, and that was a long while ago.”

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