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Crystal Palace 'not interested' in signing £120k-a-week star at Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace are not interested in persuading Callum Hudson-Odoi to swap Chelsea for Selhurst Park, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

The Eagles are into their second season under Patrick Vieira, who was appointed as Roy Hodgson’s successor in July 2021, and the Frenchman has until September 1 to draft in squad reinforcements.

What’s the latest news involving Hudson-Odoi?

According to 90min, Palace are one of a number of Premier League sides who are admirers of Hudson-Odoi.

The report suggests a move could be on the cards if Wilfried Zaha, who has entered the final 12 months of his £130,000-per-week contract at Selhurst Park, links up with Chelsea.

It is understood that Hudson-Odoi has asked to leave Stamford Bridge on loan before the transfer window slams shut.

Southampton and Everton are reportedly keen on striking a deal, while Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are long-term suitors.

Newcastle United, West Ham United and Leicester City have also registered an interest in the winger.

What has Tom Barclay said about Hudson-Odoi?

Contrary to reports, Barclay understands that Palace are not looking to sign Hudson-Odoi before the transfer window closes.

Having spoken to his sources, the journalist is aware that Vieira is not interested in prising the 21-year-old away from Chelsea.

He believes the Eagles chief is firmly focused on landing other targets instead of heading to the negotiating table over Hudson-Odoi.

Barclay told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t think they are interested in Hudson-Odoi, from what I’m told, so I think you can scratch that one off.”

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Would Hudson-Odoi be a good signing for Crystal Palace?

Hudson-Odoi may have two years remaining on his £120,000-per-week Chelsea contract, but he could be a shrewd addition to Vieira’s squad if Palace were to make a move.

He would not need time to adjust to the rigours of the Premier League having made 72 appearances in the competition and racked up 16 goal contributions along the way, underlining his end product.

Hudson-Odoi has also won five trophies during his time at Stamford Bridge, including the Champions League, so he would bring a winning mentality to south London.

But with the likes of Michael Olise, Wilfried Zaha, Eberechi Eze and Jeffrey Schlupp already providing wide options, it could be argued that Vieira is already well stocked in that area of the pitch and, as a result, Hudson-Odoi should not be a priority with the transfer deadline fast approaching.

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