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Danny Murphy has no doubt about Callum Hudson-Odoi's thoughts on his Chelsea future

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Callum Hudson-Odoi was giving nothing away during his interview after Chelsea's 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich throughout the entire January window and he dramatically submitted a transfer request on Saturday.

Nevertheless, Maurizio Sarri decided to start him for their latest game at Stamford Bridge and Hudson-Odoi responded by scoring his second goal for the Blues.

Some fans thought he was saying goodbye with his actions at full-time, though, by making a point of giving his jersey away and clapping the crowd for a prolonged period of time.

And it was inevitable that Hudson-Odoi was going to be asked about his future when he carried out a post-match interview with BBC Sport.

Hudson-Odoi's post-match interview

When asked whether that was his last game for Chelsea, he responded by saying: "I don't know. I can't say. But you know I just keep working hard and you never know what happens.

"I can't say. I haven't. I haven't had a chat."

Very interesting indeed and it inevitably sparked conversation during the post-match analysis with Danny Murphy, Alex Scott and Ruud Gullit all on punditry duties. 

Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday - FA Cup Fourth Round

Danny Murphy's honest thoughts

And amidst all the debate about Hudson-Odoi's future, it was the opinion of Murphy that stood out the most and he seemed almost certain about what's to come.

"I think he's gone, in his head," Murphy concluded in the BBC Sport studio.

"Now, what we don't know is, no matter what bid they make, Chelsea have the right to say no because he's under contract with them.

"But I think it sounds like and from everything we're hearing, that in his head, he's already wearing red."

Now that's a bold statement.

The evidence seems to point towards Hudson-Odoi pushing for a move to Bavaria - hence his transfer request - but quite whether he's at the stage of thinking he's there is a different matter.

Besides, presenter Gabby Logan couldn't help pointing out that the Englishman might be having second thoughts after such an incredible show of support from Chelsea fans. 

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She highlighted his comradely with Willian and it was noted that chants of 'Hudson-Odoi, we want you to stay,' rattled around the Bridge during the second-half.

Ultimately, the ball is in Chelsea's court but if Hudson-Odoi really is set on leaving, surely they shouldn't keep a player that doesn't want to be there.

And as far as Murphy is concerned, Hudson-Odoi is already picturing life in Germany.

Do you think Hudson-Odoi will stay at Chelsea? Have your say in the comments section below.

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