1pm Chelsea news: Bayern increase Hudson-Odoi bid, Abraham to stay at Villa, and Carabao Cup trouble sorted

1pm Chelsea news: Bayern increase Hudson-Odoi bid, Abraham to stay at Villa, and Carabao Cup trouble sorted

Read all this plus more transfer news, views and gossip from Stamford Bridge.

BAYING PRICE

BAYERN MUNICH have made a fourth offer for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi – this one worth £35m.

The Blues want to keep the winger until the summer, but could be forced into letting him go if the price is right.

STAYING ON

TAMMY ABRAHAM will remain at Aston Villa for the rest of the season after rejecting a loan offer from Wolves.

The England star has been in impressive goal-scoring form in the Championship and looked close to joining Nuno Espirito Santo's men permanently, before it switched to a temporary deal.

CUP CHAOS

CHELSEA fans were in limbo after a fixture mix-up left them not knowing when they would play their Carabao Cup second leg against Tottenham.

With Premier League TV commitments and the FA Cup fourth round coming up, a date was still to be confirmed – but now it will take place on Thursday, January 24.

GET ONE MOR

ALVARO MORATA'S agent is in talks with Sevilla over a loan deal, according to reports.

Goal reports the La Liga club want Chelsea's out-of-favour striker until the end of the season.

MIDFIELD MAYHEM

CHELSEA have lined up two players as potential replacements for Cesc Fabregas.

Maurizio Sarri is interested in Cagliari's £45m-rated ace Nicolo Barella, while Zenit's Leandro Paredes is another option.

SARRI STATE

CHRISTIAN PULISIC admits he is yet to speak to Maurizio Sarri… despite signing for Chelsea in a £57m deal.

The winger will swap Dortmund for London in the summer, but he is yet to hear from his future boss.

AMPA-DON'T

FRANK LAMPARD admits Derby will not be signing Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea this month.

The Welshman looks set to replace Gary Cahill as the club's fourth-choice centre-back instead

NO SHOW

TAMMY ABRAHAM has failed to turn up to Aston Villa training as he looks to be recalled by Chelsea.

The striker is hoping to secure a big-money move to Wolves this month, despite the Blues' reluctance to sell him.

GO GO ALVARO

ALVARO MORATA is expected to start for his third game in a row when the Blues face Tottenham in Carabao Cup semi-final, despite recent criticism.

The Spaniard netted twice in FA Cup against Nottingham Forest and will join Callum Hudson-Odoi in keeping his place as Chelsea cope with a series of injuries.

HOLY MOSES

VICTOR MOSES is attracting attention from Cardiff City and former club Crystal Palace with Maurizio Sarri happy to let him go.

The Welsh side want the Nigerian on loan – but the Eagles are willing to splash out £12m to see the winger return to Selhurst Park.

STAY ANOTHER DAY

MAURIZIO SARRI has urged Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea, believing he is ready for the Premier League.

The winger has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich with opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge.

CESC TALK

THIERRY HENRY has revealed he is in regular contact with Cesc Fabregas as a move for the Spaniard to Monaco nears.

The Ligue 1 club boss speaks to his former team-mate every two days – with the Chelsea midfielder bidding farewell to the club at the weekend against Nottingham Forest.

NEW BOSS BLUES

NEW Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic asked to remain at Borussia Dortmund to show his worth to Maurizio Sarri.

The American wanted to stay in Germany, rather than join the Blues midway through the season, so he can show his new boss his talent and get off to a fast start next year.

FAB'S FLIGHT

CESC FABREGAS will arrive in Monaco today to finalise his move from Chelsea.

The Spanish World Cup winner is jetting off to the south of France after bidding an emotional farewell to the Blues and the Premier League on Sunday.

ALL SHIRTY

BAYERN MUNICH want to give Callum Hudson-Odoi the shirt number of Arjen Robben.

The Chelsea youngster is the German giants’ top transfer target in a £30million deal this month.

ZAP OFF

CHELSEA have reportedly accepted a loan bid from Lazio for Davide Zappacosta.

Il Messaggero claims the right-back will return to Italy this month in a deal which can be made permanent for £13.5million next summer.

COME AND CAV A GO

CHELSEA have reportedly lined-up a £50million swoop for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani to solve their goalscoring woes.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is desperate to bolster his forward line before the transfer window slams shut.

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