Lampard urges Hudson-Odoi to snub Bayern Munich

Tanya Simon
January 12, 2019

The England Under-19 global has played eight times for Chelsea's first team this season, but has featured in just 42 minutes of the club's 2018-19 Premier League campaign, which has led to frustration on his part.

Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri has been critical of Bayern's methods in attempting to unsettle the Englishman and convince him his future lies in the Bundesliga. "So I think it's impossible to lose him in January", Sarri said.

On Fabregas, Sarri repeated his belief the midfielder should be allowed to go, adding: "I need a replacement, but I don't need a very important player like Cesc unhappy here".

Robben - who also previously played for Chelsea - has given an interview to beIN Sports saying: "He is one of the best (young players) in Europe".

"For young players, it's always the same". "We've played with each other at England". First, you have to take the big step to achieve it.

When asked why he preferred Pedro to Hudson-Odoi, Sarri said: 'Pedro is very important for us, for characteristics.

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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.

"As you know very well I am not involved in the market".

"It's not professional, because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea", said Sarri.

That fee would indicate Bayern see Hudson-Odoi as a player who can contribute right away and Robben, who will be departing the German club at the end of the season, thinks that when an opportunity to comes along, it behooves a player of the youngster's talent to take it. "You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it".

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The 18-year-old forward was promoted to the Blues senior team in 2017 under former boss Antonio Conte but has only made three topflight appearances for the club since then.

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