Date: 23rd August 2023 at 11:20am
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Chelsea will be hoping to secure their first victory of the season when they face Luton Town on Friday evening. 

Last time out Mauricio Pochettino’s side were beaten 3-1 by West Ham United at the London Stadium, while the Hatters were beaten 4-1 by Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend and haven’t played since.

Moises Caicedo was substituted on against the Hammers on Sunday for his debut and could make his first start for the club on Friday, although Carney Chukwuemeka, who scored last time out, won’t be involved after sustaining a knee injury.

The Blues have been extremely busy so far this summer with several incomings and outgoings, but it now appears that a proposed departure for one of their current stars has collapsed.

According to Football Insider, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s proposed move to West London neighbours Fulham has fallen through.

It is claimed that the player has been told he can leave the club and negotiations over an £8 million move had been progressing, but they have now collapsed, throwing the player’s future into serious doubt as the transfer deadline approaches.

Hudson-Odoi faces an uncertain future after his proposed move to Fulham collapsed

The three-time England international is a product of Chelsea’s fruitful youth academy and had looked certain to become a regular for the first team when he initially broke into the senior side, but his career has since dwindled.

Having made his senior debut during the 2017/18 campaign, the 22-year-old played a bit-part role until last summer, when he was sent to German side Bayer Leverkusen on loan.

During his time in Germany, the winger made 21 appearances across all competitions but was only able to score one goal and provide one assist.

In total, Hudson-Odoi has played 126 times for Chelsea across all competitions, scoring 16 goals and providing 22 assists.

His current contract is due to expire next summer, something that was reflected in the relatively low price tag given to the player.

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