Callum Hudson-Odoi started for Chelsea in their UEFA Super Cup win over Villarreal and then had to settle for a place on the bench in the first three league matches.
Borussia Dortmund are showing interest in signing the 20-year-old on loan and Sky Deutschland reported on Monday the Bundesliga side have an agreement in place with the winger.
It was also explained the Blues are standing firm, but the situation could change if they manage to bring in Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez.
These claims are relayed by Bild, who then provide their own information on the England international’s case.
It’s claimed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel seems to have ‘refused to release’ the player to the German club.
BVB officials Michael Zorc and Sebastian Kehl ‘still have a hint of hope’ that they could manage to strike a deal with the Champions League winners for the attacker.
That, however, would only be possible if their former manager gives the approval for the transfer. Bild say Tuchel is ‘unlikely to have much interest’ in allowing Hudson-Odoi to join his old club, ‘of all places’.