Maurizio Sarri: Cesc Fabregas must leave Chelsea for his own good

The unlikely hero Paying tribute to Cesc Fabregas

The unlikely hero Paying tribute to Cesc Fabregas

Bayern Munich clearly want the Englishman and have already had three bids turned down for the teenager in the January transfer window, and it's only January 8th.

Sarri said Hudson-Odoi is now ready to compete for a starting spot with the likes of Willian and Pedro. "Secondly, because I do not want players on the pitch who are at risk of substitution like Willian, Pedro or Olivier Giroud so I prefer to play with young players".

"He is very young, but now he is improving, especially in the defensive phase".

Fabregas was emotional in appearing to bid farewell after Chelsea's win over Forest at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"To stay here is better for him", Sarri said. He has an offer for two years. In my opinion, he's a player we would definitely like to have.

Odoi, 18, played 79 minutes in Chelsea's Carabao Cup semifinal first leg defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Tuesday despite huge question marks over his future.

"In this club there is a rule - the renewal for players over 30 is usually one year".

Following Hudson-Odoi's performance against Tottenham, Maurizio Sarri said: "He played like a player of 25, 26 years, I think".

Victor of two FA Youth Cups with Chelsea, as well as the Under-17 World Cup with England, Hudson-Odoi made his first team debut last January in an FA Cup tie with Newcastle. According to French daily L'Equipe, Fabregas and his agent had a meeting with Monaco vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, on Sunday evening, during which a contract agreement was made between both sides that would see the ex-Barcelona player sign with the French club until 2021.

Nevertheless, an agreement between the two clubs is expected to be reached soon and will depend more on how quickly Chelsea can find a replacement for the Spanish midfielder before the close of the January transfer market.

"Without Cesc we are only five, so we are in trouble".

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