Transfer gossip: Speculation over futures of Chelsea duo

Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

There is speculation over the futures of Chelsea duo Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger.

Hudson-Odoi faces a tough battle for a first-team place and Rudiger was left out of the matchday squad for Sunday’s game against Liverpool.

The Guardian reports that there are doubts over Hudson-Odoi’s situation at Chelsea and suggest he might be allowed to leave on loan.

He will play in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Barnsley, which will be a chance for him to impress Frank Lampard.

Boss Lampard said: “We played Timo Werner out wide the other day, but the absolute natural winger who is fit is Callum. We need competition in those areas and players competing to make that position their own.

“That’s where Callum is at and why I keep saying he needs to show in training every day and when he gets his opportunity in games, which he will have against Barnsley.

“He has to show in every minute, on and off the ball, what he can do for the team. He’s had an early breakthrough in his career because of his talent, he’s had an injury and I want to see him flourish again.”

Meanwhile, Sky Sports say Rudiger is considering his future after being left out at the weekend.

And French publication Le 10 Sport claim Paris St-Germain are interested in Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

That has prompted The Express to declare that a “huge transfer windfall” from selling Bakayoko to PSG could help Chelsea finance a move for West Ham’s Declan Rice.