Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists it was a simple decision to not allow Callum Hudson-Odoi to leave on loan on transfer deadline day to Borussia Dortmund.
Tuchel believes Hudson-Odoi is too important to his squad depth and Chelsea’s ambitions this season.
Tuchel said: “We have spoken. It was a very easy decision for me to make on the last day of the transfer period.
“We cannot let a player who is in the 18/19 man squad leave. He is able to play as a right wing-back, a left wing-back in the two ten positions.
“He knows the group, we know him very well. There was no chance to say yes on the last day.
“For him personally it may have been a good opportunity but for us and our targets that we want to achieve, it was simply impossible. It was an easy one for me actually.”