Fabrizio Romano, in his latest column for CaughtOffside, reveals that Leicester City had already made contact with Chelsea about a possible deal for Hudson-Odoi.
This England international is not a regular for Blues so it might be wise for him take some time off to enjoy more Premier League action.
Romano continues to rate Hudson-Odoi highly and believes that a loan would be better for him than continuing as a back up player in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. At the moment, it seems that Leicester and Southampton are his primary suitors. Romano writes that Callum Hudson-Odoi could leave Chelsea this summer. Romano writes that the only negotiations for Callum Hudson-Odoi so far were for a loan deal, and not for a permanent contract.
“Southampton is very interested, but it will be necessary for the player to be open to the possibility of a move. Leicester City are also interested. They have been huge fans of Callum for many months and have spoken with Chelsea about his name.
“I still believe he has a big future, but he definitely needs to be playing consistently this season; a Loan is the smartest option.”
Chelsea supporters will hope Hudson-Odoi is able to gain more experience at the top level and return to Chelsea a stronger player.
Leicester would view Hudson-Odoi as a valuable addition to their team, as the youngster is capable of playing as a wingback or in attack.
Leicester, meanwhile, would surely view the 21-year-old as a useful addition to their squad, with the youngster capable of playing in attack or as a wing-back.