Hudson-Odoi tipped for call-up and Celtic are linked with Kalas

Stories in Sunday’s newspapers involving Chelsea…

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly being considered for an England Under-21 call-up – at the age of just 18 years and four months.

The Mail on Sunday say Hudson-Odoi, who was part of the England Under-17s World Cup-winning team in 2017, could be moved up to the Under-21s after impressing for Chelsea and attracting interest from Bayern Munich.

It comes after Blues head coach Maurizio Sarri responded to criticism over his limited use of Hudson-Odoi by accusing fans and the media of putting too much pressure on him.

Speaking after Hudson-Odoi scored after coming on as a substitute in the Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev, Sarri said: “In my opinion, a player at 18 years old cannot be at the top.

Hudson-Odoi asked for a move in January. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]

“He needs to improve because he will be able to arrive to the top only at 22 or 23 years old, like every other player.

“So now I think that we need (him) to improve without the pressure of the media and without the pressure of the fans.

“I think to have this pressure when you are 18 is very dangerous for a player.

“You can lose the target – when you are 18 the target is to improve. It’s dangerous for him.”

Meanwhile, the Scottish Sun say Celtic boss Neil Lennon wants to sign Tomas Kalas this summer.

The Czech defender is currently on loan from Chelsea at Bristol City and is also said to have been watched by Glasgow Rangers.