Paul Merson opens up about Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea FC

       Eden Hazard has praised Cesc Fabregas ahead of his expected move to Monaco

0:37 Eden Hazard has praised Cesc Fabregas ahead of his expected move to Monaco

Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly told Chelsea officials that he wants to leave the club this January after Bayern Munich submitted two bids for the winger, both of which were rejected.

Sky Sports are reporting that the German Giants have tabled a fourth bid of £35 million for the England U19 global, which includes no buy back option - something fellow Bundesliga side RB Leipzig had been prepared to include in any deal.

The German giants have been working overtime in a bid to snap up Hudson-Odoi, who has just 18 months left on his contract at Chelsea and who has set his heart on a switch to the Allianz Arena.

Sarri said midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who is expected to join Monaco, should leave Chelsea for the good of his career.

Hudson-Odoi looks ever more likely to be leaving Stamford Bridge but will Chelsea regret letting it get to this point?

"He is improving. In the last match he played very well and again I think played a very good match. Sometimes he will be on the bench but I think I can start to consider him on the same level as Willian and Pedro".

Hudson-Odoi is unhappy with the amount of playing time he has been given by Sarri and is refusing to extend a contract that has 18 months remaining, prompting interest from other clubs.

Hudson-Odoi would certainly fill one of those voids and, if he does move, would continue the trend of young English players thriving in the Bundesliga. I saw him every day in training.

Earlier on Monday, Monaco boss Thierry Henry said he regularly speaks to his former Arsenal team-mate but did not confirm whether his club was signing Fabregas. I can say only my opinion, I don't know the decision of the club.

On Tuesday evening Chelsea fans received a bit of good news, Callum Hudson-Odoi would be starting the first leg of the semi-final of the Carabao Cup against Tottenham Hotspur.

"With the midfielders we are in trouble as, without Cesc, we only have five", he said.

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