Date: 22nd November 2018 at 5:45pm
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Chelsea ‘will listen to loan offers’ for Callum Hudson-Odoi in January, according to Sky Sports. It’s good news for Aston Villa, as the Midlands outfit were heavily-linked with his signature.

Dean Smith isn’t short on attacking options, with Yannick Bolasie, Jonathan Kodjia, Albert Adomah, Anwar El Ghazi and Jack Grealish all capable of playing on either flank, but El Ghazi has hardly played this season, Grealish prefers playing through the middle and Kodjia prefers being a striker.

Hudson-Odoi operates as a left-winger, but he could be effective on both flanks due to his quick feet and acceleration. The 18-year-old has only made three appearances for Chelsea this season, the last of which came back a month ago in the Europa League.

Chelsea have finally conceded the winger would be better off getting regular competitive football away from Stamford Bridge which is likely to result in Hudson-Odoi getting a lot of offers in January. Villa will be hopeful of landing his signature, however, as John Terry has a good relationship with Chelsea.

He may be able to broker a deal that sees Hudson-Odoi come to the Midlands with the proviso that he’s used as much as possible. The England u19 international isn’t a top priority in January, but he would be a good addition to the squad.

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