sport news 'I won't throw in the kids': Results comes first for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri

'I won't throw in the kids': Results comes first for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri... but hot prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi wants game time Maurizio Sarri has insisted results must come before developing young players Chelsea are facing a battle to keep starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi at the club The winger wants more game time and has attracted interest around Europe  His future may be further undermined with Chelsea set to sign Christian Pulisic 

By Adam Crafton for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:00 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 23:00 GMT, 1 January 2019

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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 next summer.

Chelsea are facing a battle to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi with several clubs interested in him

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

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