Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea to “play me or sell me” as he stalls over a new contract.
The Blues offered Hudson-Odoi a new five-year deal in the summer, which he is yet to sign amid concerns over his playing time.
The 18-year-old, who scored on his first senior start in Chelsea’s midweek Europa League win over PAOK, has made just three appearances this season.
The Guardian claims Hudson-Odoi wants assurances over his game-time before committing his long-term future to Stamford Bridge.
He is attracting interest from clubs in Spain and Germany after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri suggested he wasn’t ready for top-flight football earlier this week.
The Italian coach said: “I don’t know if he is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team.
“If he’s already ready now to make a difference in the team like Chelsea, he would be the best player in Europe in two years.”
Hudson-Odoi could be the latest young English talent to move abroad, following in the footsteps of fellow 18-year-olds Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson.
Sancho’s impressive form for Borussia Dortmund resulted in a first senior England cap in October, while Nelson has been tipped for a Three Lions call-up after netting six goals for Hoffenheim so far this season.
Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his Chelsea deal.