Chelsea: Hudson-Odoi’s stance on future, Berardi of interest & left-back could leave
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Chelsea transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Chelsea transfer news. Make sure to check back tomorrow for more updates.
Hudson-Odoi staying at Chelsea
Firstly, an update has emerged concering the future of Chelsea winger, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Hudson-Odoi would start off as a fairly popular figure under Thomas Tuchel, being handed a somewhat odd role at right-wing-back in a bak-five.
However, Hudson-Odoi then began to feature less and less, with Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta taking his spot at the back.
CHO also has a huge amount of quality competition when vying for a spot in the Blues’ front-three as well.
So, given his lack of minutes at the back end of the season and previous links to Bayern Munich, some may have perhaps been expecting Hudson-Odoi to move on this summer.
Now though, the Sun are reporting that Hudson-Odoi will be staying at Chelsea to fight for his future. They add that this will kill any chance of him moving to Bayern as part of a swap deal for Kingsley Coman.
Berardi linked with Chelsea
Despite reports suggesting that Hudson-Odoi will be staying at Stamford Bridge, the Londoners are also being linked with yet another wide player.
Following his impressive 2020/21 for Sassuolo and then Italy at Euro 2020, Domenico Berardi has already found himself with Premier League powerhouse, Liverpool.
And now, reports from Italy claim that Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing the wide-man.
Berardi is believed to be valued by Sassuolo at around €40m.
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Emerson eyeing Napoli
Elsewhere, reports suggest that Emerson Palmieri is eyeing a Chelsea exit.
The Italian was a third-choice figure at Stamford Bridge last season and would feature just twice in the Premier League, with Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso preferred by both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel at left-back.
Now, as per football.london, citing journalist Andreas Korssund, Emerson wants to join Napoli this summer.
The two outfits are believed to be in ‘positive’ talks over a move, but the fee may be a stumbling block as Chelsea apparently want €20million, but Napoli will only offer €15m.