Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will refuse to sign a new deal at the club and he is prepared to run his contract down and quit Stamford Bridge for next to nothing if they continue to block his move to Germany.
Hudson-Odoi is frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities this season under Maurizio Sarri and fears he will not receive the regular football required at Stamford Bridge in order to develop into a world-class footballer.
Bayern Munich are prepared to pay £35m for the 18-year-old winger but Chelsea have so far repelled the advances of the German club.
Hudson-Odoi has decided that he will not agree a new deal and is growing exasperated by the club’s refusal to sell him. The player has no intention of going on strike or refusing to play for Chelsea but he does want the club to respect his wishes.
Chelsea are actually yet to make a firm contract offer to Hudson-Odoi, as most discussions so far have centred on whether they can persuade the player to remain in London.
His contract expires in the summer of 2020 and as such, Hudson-Odoi is now prepared to wait and leave in a cut-price deal this summer or even secure a pre-contract agreement in January next year. The teenager’s ideal resolution remains a move to Bayern this month.
Should Chelsea stand their ground, Hudson-Odoi will not buckle. He could hold out for a year and, in January 2020, he can negotiate freely with overseas club as only six months will remain on his contract.