Hudson-Odoi keen to discuss role at Chelsea amid limited game time and increased competition

Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly keen to discuss his role at Chelsea after finding first-team opportunities limited under Frank Lampard.

The winger has struggled to build on an impressive breakthrough at Stamford Bridge and has found his game time limited in recent months, struggling to establish himself as a regular in Lampard’s side and playing just 10 minutes of the club’s opening two fixtures of the campaign.

Hudson-Odoi’s lack of minutes in the new season has come despite the absence of both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech through injury, two players expected to command regular roles on the flanks for Chelsea upon their respective returns to full fitness.

The Athletic are reporting that the teenager has now become concerned by his lack of involvement and is keen to hold talks with Lampard over his future at the club, with the player keen to earn regular minutes as he bids to force his way back into England reckoning ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

Bayern Munich – who have previously seen several approaches for the 19-year-old rejected – were linked with renewed interest in the winger earlier this month, whilst Juventus and RB Leipzig are also reported admirers of the youngster.

According to the report a ‘major club will make a big push to sign Hudson-Odoi this week’ and that club is not necessarily set to be Bayern, raising the possibility of the academy graduate departing Chelsea before the closure of the transfer window next month.

The star has long been regarded as a player who could shine for club and country for the next decade but is yet to build on his early promise, several injury problems contributing towards his inability to win favour.

With summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz having been utilised in unnatural wide positions over the opening gameweeks and both Pulisic and Ziyech set to return, a parting of ways – at least for a loan spell – may prove the best step towards Hudson-Odoi fulfilling his clear potential.

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