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Tuchel hints at bigger Chelsea role for Hudson-Odoi after blocking ‘impossible’ Dortmund transfer on deadline day


THOMAS TUCHEL has hinted Callum Hudson-Odoi might have a bigger role to play at Chelsea this season.

The German blocked the winger’s deadline day transfer to Borussia Dortmund and has mentioned the transfer was ‘unattainable’.

Thomas Tuchel mentioned there was ‘no probability’ he was going to approve Callum Hudson-Odoi’s deadline day transfer to Borussia DortmundCredit: Getty

The Bundesliga facet have been eager to signal the Blues wonderkid, and have been keen to vow him common sport time in his most well-liked left wing place.

Hudson-Odoi, 20, had even reportedly agreed private phrases.

But Chelsea blocked the deal on the ultimate day of the window.

And in current quotes reported by Fabrizio Romano, Tuchel revealed it was a no brainer.

The German reportedly mentioned: “It was a very simple choice.

“There was no probability to say ‘yes’ to Borussia for Hudson-Odoi on the final day.

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“For him personally it may have been a good opportunity but for us, impossible.

“I see a stronger Callum each day in coaching”.

Chelsea felt Hudson-Odoi’s versatility made him too vital to lose – regardless of his lack of first-team motion.

The Englishman began the Blues’ 3-0 thrashing of Aston Villa on Saturday.

But that was the primary motion he’d seen within the Premier League this time period, having being named as an unused substitute in Chelsea’s first three video games.

Tuchel believes Hudson-Odoi supplies good cowl as a wing-back, vast man and No10.


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