5.20pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Hudson-Odoi second racism probe, Hazard and Christensen forced to stay

CHELSEA'S players are hard at work on international duty, with many of them already having sent a big message to Maurizio Sarri.

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  • Gary Stonehouse 's avatarGary StonehouseMarch 26, 20194:22 pm

    CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI has been urged to snub a career-defining move to Bayern Munich in favour of a loan spell in League One.

    Former Wales star Dean Saunders says Hudson-Odoi – who made his England debut last Friday – should be happy to play “now and again” for Chelsea.

    Then, after learning from the likes of Pedro and Eden Hazard, continue his football education in the second or third tier of English football.

  • whaughton 's avatarwhaughtonMarch 26, 20191:53 pm

    UEFA are investigating Chelsea’s complaint over alleged racial abuse suffered by Hudson-Odoi on their Europa League game at Dynamo Kiev.

    Chelsea made a formal complaint on behalf of the winger after the 5-0 win that sealed the Blues’ place in the last eight of the competition on March 14.

    Uefa announced that a disciplinary inspector has now been appointed to “evaluate” the complaint made by Chelsea.

    The Stamford Bridge outfit cited the monkey chants heard from the home fans in the final minutes of the game.

    Now the inspector will decide if there is “sufficient evidence” to open a case against the Ukrainian club.

    Hudson-Odoi heard and witnessed the events in the second-half and informed his captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who told referee Tobias Stieler when the match ended.

  • whaughton 's avatarwhaughtonMarch 26, 201911:17 am

    Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is making a return to Stamford Bridge – to play in Soccer Aid 2019.

    The four-time Premier League winner will take on England as part of the World XI side.

    He will be one of the four professionals on show in the charity match, taking place on June 16.

    Drogba said: “I am very excited to be coming back to Stamford Bridge to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef.

    “I am passionate about all children having access to healthcare and education, which is key to Unicef’s work around the world.

    “I’m delighted that my foundation and UNICEF are planning a project together in Cote D’Ivoire.

    “Together we can help make a real difference to so many children’s lives and have a greater impact than ever before.”

  • whaughton 's avatarwhaughtonMarch 26, 20199:15 am

  • Helen Rowe-Willcocks 's avatarHelen Rowe-WillcocksMarch 26, 20197:59 am

    CHELSEA defender Andreas Christensen says players have been told they will not be allowed to leave if the transfer ban is upheld this summer.

    The Blues will appeal the two-window transfer ban with FIFA in a hearing on April 11.

CHELSEA'S players are hard at work on international duty, with many of them already having sent a big message to Maurizio Sarri.