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Callum Hudson-Odoi is staying put at Chelsea to fight for his future.
And that will kill any chance of him moving to Bayern Munich as part of a swap deal with fellow wideman Kingsley Coman, 25.
The Germans have been admirers of Hudson-Odoi for a long time and have even gone public with it.
It led to the England player being handed a new £100,00-a-week contract last year that ties him to Chelsea until 2024.
But despite failing to hold down a regular starting place under new boss Thomas Tuchel last season, Hudson-Odoi, 20, is not interested in leaving his boyhood club.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are playing hardball with Manchester United over England defender Kieran Trippier.
The former Tottenham right-back is wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to provide defensive cover at Old Trafford next season.
United are ready to pay around £18million for the ex-Burnley man, 30, but Atletico boss Diego Simeone is in no rush to sell.
So the Old Trafford outfit look like having to raise their offer if they are to land the Bury-born player.
The Spanish champs are still waiting to hear what Trippier wants to do.
And he may need to force the issue if he is to get his dream move back to the Premier League after two years in LaLiga.
And finally, Tottenham are chasing a double swoop for Atalanta stars Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romero, according to reports.
Former Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has been hired as director of football by chairman Daniel Levy this summer.
And the Italian is set to use his extensive knowledge of Serie A to aid Spurs’ recruitment.
According to Football London, Tottenham are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Atalanta for Romero and Gollini.
Paratici knows the former well, having signed him for Juventus in 2019, before he joined Atalanta on a two-year loan deal a year later.
His temporary club have the option to make the move permanent for £13.8million this summer, before selling him on for a handsome profit.
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