Chelsea's Sarri backs Fabregas move to Monaco but wants replacement

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Chelsea have yet to accept the offer and have been hoping to renew their 18-year-old's contract, but they have not been able to come to an agreement with Hudson-Odoi, who had grown unhappy with a lack of first-team chances ahead of the transfer window.

Bayern Munich are turning up the heat in their pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi after sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed their interest in signing him.

Sarri said on Monday that it would not be a good move for Hudson-Odoi to go to Bayern. I have seen him every day in training, he has been very normal. Quizzed on whether the 18-year-old should move to the Bundesliga giants, Sarri disagreed, saying: "I don't think so. Why?" I'm very happy because he's improved in the defensive phase in a very important way in the last month. "I don't know, maybe he doesn't read anything".

His sole Premier League appearance so far this season was as an injury replacement in a 2-1 win at Watford on December 26.

Chelsea will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley on Tuesday and the Chelsea boss should put money where his mouth is and name Callum Hudson-Odoi in the first XI.

Bayern have made several offers for the for the talented teenager - the most recent one worth £30 million - and are determined to not miss out on another promising English prospect after seeing Borussia Dortmund sign Jadon Sancho from Manchester City. For his future, I wish him all the best. I can say only my opinion, I don't know the decision of the club.

"He's very young. He has a very great future here, in England, with the national team and with Chelsea". Three is hard, but now he is ready. "Secondly, because I do not want players on the pitch who are at risk of substitution like Willian, Pedro or Olivier Giroud so I prefer to play with young players".

A source told ESPN FC the academy youngster does not plan on signing a new deal, with his existing contract set to expire in 2020.