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Hudson-Odoi, 18, played 79 minutes in Chelsea's Carabao Cup semifinal first leg defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Tuesday despite huge question marks over his future.

"[One] thing to say about Hudson-Odoi is, and this is in the context of the Pulisic thing, is that Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro are all out of contract in 2020".

Sarri claimed to be in the dark over suggestions Fabregas was already in Monte Carlo, adding: "I don't know, yesterday he had a free day for the injury, so I don't know".

"In my opinion, he needs to go", said Sarri.

"I want to only talk to him about the pitch, movements in the defensive phase and I'm very happy, because he's improving in the defensive phase a lot in the last months".

Nevertheless, an agreement between the two clubs is expected to be reached soon and will depend more on how quickly Chelsea can find a replacement for the Spanish midfielder before the close of the January transfer market.

"We don't need to speak about him too much".

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Bayern Munich lodged a third bid for the forward this week, but Sarri insists Hudson-Odoi has shown no signs of distraction.

The 18-year-old has now made seven appearances for the Blues this season, scoring one goal in the Europa League against PAOK. With midfielders we are in trouble I think because of the situation of [the injured Ruben] Loftus-Cheek. Three is hard. But he is ready.

"The issue for Maurizio Sarri is that a manager is there to win games and he has players at his disposal such as Pedro and Willian".

"I think for him everything is going very well at the moment".

"We were in control of the match, we defended very well against opponents who are very unsafe in the offensive phase, I think we deserved more".

Should he leave he would follow the likes of Jadon Sancho, who plays for Borussia Dortmund, and Reiss Nelson, who is loan at Hoffenheim from Arsenal, by getting the chance to prove his worth in first-team action in the Bundesliga.