Hudson-Odoi is staying.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding Callum Hudson-Odoi’s future this summer with recent reports claiming that he is going to be used in a swap deal to land the Bayern Munich and France forward Kingsley Coman.

However, a reliable outlet The Athletic reveals that Hudson-Odoi will be staying at Chelsea this season and he is part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans, despite reports of the contrary.

Any talk of swap deals or him leaving this summer are as I said, wide of the mark.

He is staying put at Chelsea to fight for his future.

And that will kill any chance of him moving to Bayern Munich as part of a swap deal with fellow wideman Kingsley Coman, 25.

The Germans have been admirers of Hudson-Odoi for a long time and have even gone public with it.

It led to the England player being handed a new £100,00-a-week contract last year that ties him to Chelsea until 2024.

But despite failing to hold down a regular starting place under new boss Thomas Tuchel last season, Hudson-Odoi, 20, is not interested in leaving his boyhood club.

He took part in pre-season training yesterday.

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Hudson-Odoi has found chances limited following the arrivals of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

But tactical reshuffles and the possibility of Moroccan Ziyech moving on this summer have given him fresh hope.

Tuchel wants a new striker with Olivier Giroud on his way to AC Milan and Tammy Abraham, 23, yet to convince.

Former player Romelu Lukaku, 28, remains the top target and sources in Italy say the lines of communication between the Blues, Inter Milan and the player are ‘hot’.

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