Chelsea’s forgotten star Callum Hudson-Odoi left in limbo as Fulham pull out of transfer | The Sun
FULHAM have pulled out of the deal to sign winger Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
The Cottagers have been linked with a move for the Blues outcast all summer.
It was said Hudson-Odoi, 22, could be available for as little as £4.5million.
That's despite Chelsea having asked for as much a £70m just a couple of seasons ago amid interest from Bayern Munich.
However, a deal with Fulham is now off after the clubs failed to agree a fee.
Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to trim his Blues squad after Todd Boehly's £1billion spending spree over the last three windows.
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Everton and Nottingham Forest are now most likely the landing spots for the winger.
And Hudson-Odoi is in no doubt he needs to leave the club permanently to resurrect his once promising career.
Hudson-Odoi, who joined the Blues as a young boy in 2007, has racked up 126 appearances and 16 goals for the first team, winning the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup.
After making his senior debut in 2019 he gained substantial interest from Bayern who submitted a £22.5million bid for him, which was rejected by the Blues.
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Chelsea handed the three-cap England forward a five-year contract – though they are now ready to sell him for a much lower price.
Hudson-Odoi struggled on loan at Bayer Leverkusen last season making only 14 appearances.
And he has slipped even further down the Chelsea pecking order after the arrivals of Raheem Sterling, Mykhalio Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Carney Chukwuemeka.
New strikers Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku are also in Hudson-Odoi's way.
The academy graduate needs to finalise a move before the transfer window closes on September 1st.
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