Paul Merson opens up about Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea FC

Fabregas, who has won two Premier League titles since joining Chelsea in 2014, has struggled for first-team opportunities under Sarri, making six appearances in the league this season.

Sarri is adamant Chelsea represent a better option for Hudson-Odoi, however, predicting a bright future for him at Stamford Bridge if he stays.

"I don't know the situation with the club but for me he is an important player".

Sarri said he did not know whether Fabregas had used a rest day on Sunday to fly to Monaco and finalise personal terms, but the Spaniard is a doubt for Tuesday's Carabao Cup semifinal first leg against Tottenham with cramp. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. "Sometimes he will be on the bench - as Willian, as Pedro - but now I can start to consider him at the same level".

According to reports, German champions Bayern Munich have made a number of bids for the teenager in an effort to replace Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben when the pair leave at the end of the season.

'He played like a player of 25 or 26 years.

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"He has an offer for two years and I don't want a very important player like Cesc to be unhappy". We're all ready and all determined to work our hardest out there.

"Obviously Eden Hazard is the one they'd like to extend the most, I would assume, but they're not going to extend all three".

He impressed in assisting both of the Blues' goals against Nottingham Forest on Saturday and, after saying in November Hudson-Odoi was not ready for the Premier League, the head coach appears to have changed his mind. He is a young player who has great potential to evolve. The manager's said that he wants him to stay, and there's a position there.

"Have I spoken to him about this?"

Hudson-Odoi is still on the fringes of the Blues squad, so eyebrows have been raised by Bayern's willingness to pay big money for the winger.

"In five years, I can say that I was lucky to play with him", Hazard said.

  • Lawrence Cooper