Gianfranco Zola on Chelsea’s teenage talent Callum Hudson-Odoi

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CAGLIARI, ITALY - OCTOBER 15: Gianfranco Zola seen during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and Genoa CFC at Stadio Sant'Elia on October 15, 2017 in Cagliari, Italy. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola says his side are doing “as much as we can do” to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi at the Bridge.

The youngster has been a subject of a move to Bayern Munich and after putting up a sterling performance for the blues against Sheffield United, Zola feels the player should stay.

“We want him to stay. We were singing it as well! We are playing him. We believe in what he can do to this team. Yesterday [after the transfer request], in training his attitude was excellent, he scored a fantastic goal.” Zola told Independent

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea shoots as Fabian Balbuena of West Ham United challenges during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on April 08, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Higuain says he’s immune to criticism

The Chelsea forward has been criticized a lot lately, but right now he is not paying attention to his detractors and is only working to get better.

“We believe in what he can do for this club. We don’t know many 18 year olds who are playing as much as him. It shows we believe in him.

“I am not the club, I work for the club. The decisions aren’t for me. I cannot say more than.”

Chelsea are competing in the Europa league.