Everton are in talks to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Speaking on the Talking Transfers podcast, journalist Graeme Bailey claimed that the Toffees are one of a number of clubs in negotiations with Chelsea.

Formerly one of the Blues’ most exciting young prospects and labelled ‘brilliant‘ by Thomas Tuchel, Hudson-Odoi was sent out on loan last season as he looked to rediscover his form and pick up some regular football.

The winger joined Bayer Leverkusen but failed to score a single league goal and is now looking for a fresh start, with his future at Stamford Bridge looking very bleak.

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Everton are reportedly joined by Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace, as well as teams in France, Germany, US and Saudi Arabia in their pursuit of Hudson-Odoi.

According to The Guardian, Chelsea are only demanding £15 million to end the 22-year-old’s 15-year stint with the club.

However, Hudson-Odoi would have to take a pay cut to join a majority of sides interested – including Everton.

The forward is said to be earning around £120,000-per-week after Chelsea offered him a staggering new contract back in 2019 to end interest from Bayern Munich, despite only being 18 years old at the time.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has a lot of potential but might not be worth the risk for Everton

Callum Hudson-Odoi clearly has a lot of potential and talent that he showed in the early days of his time with Chelsea. However, Everton don’t really want another situation similar to Dele Alli’s.

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While Dele had enjoyed a lot more success at Tottenham Hotspur than Hudson-Odoi, Everton snapped him up last year thinking they could help him get back to his best.

The Toffees have since spent a lot of money on his wages and are now hoping he can find his feet this season – 18 months later.

Hudson-Odoi could be a big risk for Sean Dyche’s side if they still have to pay him a lot to join the club, even with the salary deduction.

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