Hudson-Odoi must stay says Willian
Callum Hudson-Odoi can be one of the world's best players if he stays at Chelsea, Blues team-mate Willian believes.
Hudson-Odoi submitted a transfer request after public declarations of interest from Bayern Munich, which have been branded unprofessional by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
Reports on Monday suggested Chelsea have rejected Hudson-Odoi's request and have no intention of selling prior to Thursday's closure of the transfer window.
Willian believes Hudson-Odoi has great potential, which he can fulfil at Stamford Bridge.
"Of course we want him to stay. We don't want him to leave," the Brazilian said. "He can become one of the best players for Chelsea, one of the best players in the world, in the future. He has to stay.
"He's only 18, but he can improve a lot to become one of the best players.
"We tell him all the time to stay here. We know how important he is for this club and for us and we just want him to stay."
Hudson-Odoi has been repeatedly linked with a move to Bayern, who have reportedly tabled a bid of £35million, while there has been speculation Chelsea are prepared to match the Bundesliga champions' financial offer.
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.