Chelsea news round-up: Aston Villa eye swoop for ace, Blues handed boost, AS Roma join hunt

Championship giants consider loan swoop for highly-rated Chelsea prodigy

Chelsea English-born Ghanaian attacker, Callum Hudson-Odoi has appeared as a January transfer target for Albert Adomah’s Aston Villa.

In spite of impressing form during pre-campaign training, the 17-year-old ace is yet to enjoy any playing minutes for the first team after eight round of matches in the Premier League.

And according to the reports in the United Kingdom, Hudson-Odoi could be on the move to manager-less Aston Villa in the January transfer market.

The EFL Championship side, who recently axed Steve Bruce, have serious ambitions of making a return to the EPL, after coming so close to doing so in the play-off final number of months ago, only to be pipped by Fulham.

A potential loan move to Villa Park would see Callum link up with another talented and highly-rated Chelsea youngster, Tammy Abraham.

The Villa’s headachy are currently in search for a new manager after parting ways with Steve Bruce.

Villa are well stocked in wide zones, with Jack Grealish (linked with a host of Premier League giants including Chelsea), Yannick Bolasie, Albert Adomah and Anwar El Ghazi all competing for two places in the starting eleven.

UCL giants key midfielder could miss Premier League match against Chelsea

Manchester United central midfielder Nemanja Matic is being considered as a doubt to face his one-time side Chelsea after the international break.

A group of sports television channels Sky Sports report that the Serbian could miss the match at Stamford Bridge through injury.

The former Chelsea versatile midfielder has been a key figure for Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho since making the move to the Manchester-based outfit.

The two clubs meet in London in under two weeks time following the second international break of the campaign.

Matic’s injury is the latest blow for the Red Devils, who have endured a difficult start to the season, with concerns over Mourinho’s position at the club.

Jose Mourinho’s side head into the match off the back of a dramatic late victory against Newcastle United on Saturday night.

Mourinho’s men came from behind to victory 3-2, while Chelsea cruised past Southampton with a 3-0 win that took them to the top of the Premier League, level on points with both Manchester City and Liverpool.

This season, in all competitions, Serbia international star has made 8 appearances for Red Devils.

Not Neres: Serie A giants join Chelsea in chase for Eredivisie wonderkid

Chelsea will face tough competition from the Serie A giants AS Roma in their pursuit of Ajax versatile midfielder Donny van de Beek, According to recent reports from the Dutch media.

A Dutch football magazine Voetbal International reports that Giallorossi are keen to snap up the exciting young Dutch midfielder, who has been impressing with Ajax this campaign.

Van de Beek has been connected with a move to Chelsea as a result of some eye-catching performances in the Champions League for the Dutch club.

The star is under contract with Ajax until June of 2022 and interest is expected to rise as Donny continues to break through with the Eredivisie outfit.

Previous reports have suggested that the west London giants have the player earmarked as a possible replacement for Cesc Fabregas, with doubts over the immediate future of the Spaniard.

The former Barcelona central midfielder is yet to sign a new contract at the club and is attracting interest from clubs both in Serie A and in the MLS.

This season, in all competitions, the highly-rated midfielder has made 17 appearances, netted 4 goals and provided one assist.