Chelsea are facing a huge struggle to keep buzzing youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, with German side Bayern Munich keen on signing the 18-year-old.
Bayern have seen multiple bids rejected for Hudson-Odoi, and the Blues have rejected a bid of up to £35m in the January transfer window.
Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea contract runs out at the end of next season, and the youngster handed the club a transfer request in the January transfer window, which was rejected by the club.
Jadon Sancho has sparked what could be an exodus of English talents leaving for Germany, with Sancho doing well at German side Borussia Dortmund.
Sancho and Hudson-Odoi are friends and were both called up to the Three Lion’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Czech Republic on Friday and away to Montenegro on Monday.
Sancho admitted that he has spoken with Hudson-Odoi about a move to Germany, and told the Chelsea academy product to follow his heart.
“Me and Callum are close friends,” said Sancho.
“I have told him the Bundesliga is a nice league. I just told him to do whatever is best for him and whatever makes him feel comfortable.”
Hudson-Odoi got an U21 call-up before getting his first senior team call-up, and U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd revealed that Hudson-Odoi was just mingling and getting to know his team-mates before the senior team call-up came, and he was in disbelief.
“All the boys were meeting and mingling getting to know each other again and then comes a thunderbolt and he is off,” said Boothroyd.
“I told him ‘I’ve got some good news and bad news for you… The good news is that you have been called up by the senior team, the bad news is that you have to come back to me in the summer’.
“We will definitely have him in the summer, touch wood.
“He is buzzing, as you can imagine. A big smile came across his face [when I told him]. It is good.”