Chelsea star left out of squad amid Newcastle United interest – player 'keen' to leave

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle United this summer.

The 21-year-old was expected to play for Chelsea’s second string side in their Premier League 2 match on Monday night after he was an unused substitute in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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But Hudson-Odoi was left out of the Chelsea Under-21s squad entirely for the match. The three-time England international hasn’t featured in the Premier League since January and has subsequently attracted loan interest from Newcastle.

Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Chelsea FC and Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium on July 20, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

The Daily Telegraph have reported that Hudson-Odoi would be ‘keen’ to leave Chelsea on loan this season. But in order to strike a deal with Newcastle, The Blues would have to agree to subsidise some of the winger’s wages as his current salary falls outside of The Magpies’ wage structure.

Newcastle co-owners Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi were in attendance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday for the Spurs match where they were pictured alongside Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali.