Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi: I don't want to lose Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi

Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso says he wants to keep hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The winger is on a season-long loan at Bayer from Chelsea.

However, there’s been talk of Chelsea recalling Hudson-Odoi in January so new manager Graham Potter can take a closer look at him.

But Xabi said: “I really want to keep him. I’m sure he’ll stay here for the rest of the season. He is an important player for us.”

Hudson-Odoi has a contract with Chelsea until the summer of 2024.