Coach Maurizio Sarri is a fan of Willian, and although he thinks he can improve - he says he does not want to lose him.
Sarri declined to comment on his apparent pursuit of the Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín, who is on loan at Milan from Juventus, but he did say that if Álvaro Morata departed, with loan moves to Sevilla and Atletico Madrid mooted, Chelsea would have to recruit a striker.
Chelsea boss Sarri is furious that Bayern sporting director HasanSalihamidzic said this week that they "definitely" want to sign Hudson-Odoi during the January transfer window as he "has the qualities which would fit very well" with the German champions.
"I think that it's not professional because they are talking about a player under contract at Chelsea", he said. Anything else, we will see.
As such, it seems highly unlikely he will sign a deal, meaning Chelsea's best chance of making significant money is to sell him this January as his value will plummet with just one year left on his deal. "So they didn't respect our club, I think". "He does not get the number that people expect but as a centre-forward, and as a team player, I have a lot of admiration for him".More news: This secret detail about Meghan Markle's new Victoria Beckham handbag is fantastic
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What will happen to Callum Hudson-Odoi this month? He's good at dribbling and has pace.
'Bayern Munich? We are Chelsea, another great team and the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world.
"He is one of the best (young players) in Europe", Robben told beIN Sports.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back) is out and Morata (hamstring) is doubtful when the Blues face Newcastle, with Sarri hinting Hudson-Odoi and Andreas Christensen would drop to the substitutes' bench.
Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to exploit his chances amid interest from the Bundesliga outfit.
Earlier this week, sources told ESPN FC that Chelsea were prepared to report Bayern to Federation Internationale de Football Association if evidence of an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi or his representatives was found, having been angered by the club's public pursuit of the academy graduate.