Chelsea starlet gives club ultimatum over new contract

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.

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