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.