By Adam Crafton for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:00 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 23:00 GMT, 1 January 2019
Maurizio Sarri admits he must prioritise winning matches ahead of developing young talent as Chelsea face a battle to keep hot prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge.
The winger, 18, continues to stall over a five-year contract because he wants more first-team opportunities. Bayern Munich have had an opening offer rejected while Barcelona and RB Leipzig are monitoring the player.
The youngster's future may be further undermined as Chelsea are in pole position to sign midfielder Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund next summer.
Chelsea are facing a battle to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi with several clubs interested in him
Hudson-Odoi, who won the Under 17 World Cup with England in 2017, has been frustrated by a lack of chances under manager Sarri. He has played only 42 minutes in the Premier League this season, but has featured in the Europa League.
In the Boxing Day win at Watford, Hudson-Odoi replaced Pedro after 43 minutes but was substituted himself in the 85th minute. The decision brought jeers from Chelsea fans, but it later emerged he was injured. He trained