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'He still has a bright future ahead of him': Gianfranco Zola backs Callum Hudson-Odoi to succeed at Chelsea after Bayern Munich's loan bid for England forward was rejected Bayern Munich failed with their final bid to sign winger Callum Hudson-Odoi  European champions wanted him on loan with a buy option of over £80million  Frank Lampard says winger is back in his plans after starting the last two games  Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola says Hudson-Odoi can fulfill potential at Blues 

By Richard Hookham For Mailonline

Published: 17:33 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 17:33 BST, 5 October 2020

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Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has urged his former club to do all they can to keep hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi because of the teenage winger's 'huge potential'.

The England international has been at the centre of a remarkable power struggle with Bayern Munich after the European Champions' audacious bid to sign the 19-year-old was rebuffed on transfer deadline day. 

The German giants offered to take Hudson-Odoi on loan with an option to sign him next summer, which Sportsmail understands was for a fee of more than £80million.

Callum Hudson-Odoi will be staying at Chelsea despite strong interest from Bayern Munich

Callum Hudson-Odoi will be staying at Chelsea despite strong interest from Bayern Munich

Lampard, pictured with Hudson-Odoi last season, wants to keep the winger at Chelsea

Lampard, pictured with Hudson-Odoi last season, wants to keep the winger at Chelsea

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said after Saturday's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace - in which Hudson-Odoi started and played well - that he wanted to keep the winger and it seemed certain on transfer deadline day that he was staying put.

Lampard said Chelsea would have only let him go if it suited the club but also suggested Hudson-Odoi's own wishes would be taken into account. 

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