Manchester United could reportedly focus their attention on the Chelsea outcast Callum Hudson-Odoi regardless of their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Despite receiving a new bumper deal only last year, Hudson-Odoi has ended up as a bit-part player in Frank Lampard’s squad, making only seven Premier League starts this season.
The only time the 19-year-old winger really hit the headlines was during the previous summer transfer window when Bayern Munich tried to broker his move to the Allianz Arena.
Desperate to secure regular first-team action, the freshly-introduced England international might consider leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Although Pedro and Willian are both set for summer departures from north London, Hudson-Odoi’s first-team opportunities could be further restricted next season.
Indeed, Chelsea have already landed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, while it’s only a matter of time before Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz joins the Premier League giants.
The lightning-quick forward is unlikely to stand out in a squad jammed full of top-notch potentials such as those three and could be sold on to make way for the newcomers.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils are studying the possibility of launching a bid for Hudson-Odoi to provide depth to their attacking line.
Manchester United are edging closer to signing the Borussia Dortmund whizz-kid Jadon Sancho, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to find an alternative for Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood has been a revelation in the Premier League this season, clocking up ten goals and an assist in 31 top-flight outings for United.
The highly-rated youngster has only recently turned 18, and Solskjaer is concerned about putting too much weight on the teenager’s shoulders.
Therefore, a healthy competition for a place in the starting line-up could do good for both Greenwood and Hudson-Odoi should the latter completes a surprising switch to Old Trafford.