Borussia Dortmund will continue to push for a loan deal for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
German giants Dortmund are keen to bring in the 20-year-old and deploy him in his favoured left-wing role, according to PA..
Hudson-Odoi has been determined to push for regular first-team action at Chelsea under first Frank Lampard and now Thomas Tuchel.
Former Paris St Germain boss Tuchel has used Hudson-Odoi as a wing-back in his 3-4-3 system at Chelsea.
While the 48-year-old Blues manager remains a vocal fan of Hudson-Odoi’s attitude and his quality, he has also conceded the young England star could find his path blocked to an advanced left-sided role in west London.
Tuchel insisted on Friday that there was no loan scenario for Hudson-Odoi at that stage, but the final throes of a transfer window are always changeable.
Kurt Zouma’s £25million departure to West Ham has opened a space in defence that Chelsea still hope to fill with the recruitment of Sevilla’s France star Jules Kounde.
A loan swoop for Atletico Madrid’s Saul remains another possibility for the Blues, with one slot in defensive midfield still vacant after Billy Gilmour’s season-long loan move to Norwich.
Bakayoko returns to Italy on loan. 🇮🇹— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 30, 2021
The Blues later confirmed that Tiemoue Bakayoko has rejoined AC Milan on a two-year loan.
The midfielder’s second spell with the club is due to run until 2023. He previously played for the club in 2018-19 and also spent last season with Serie A rivals Napoli.
Danny Drinkwater also exited Stamford Bridge on Monday, joining Reading on a season-long loan.
Drinkwater arrived at Chelsea from Leicester in 2017 but has struggled to hold down a first-team place, spending time on loan at Burnley, Aston Villa and Turkish outfit Kasimpasa in recent seasons.
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