Stam­ford Bridge loan ex­its

Villa want Barkley as Rudi­ger and Hudson-Odoi also on way out

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport / Football -

As­ton Villa’s head coach Dean Smith is ready to take Chelsea’s Ross Barkley on loan – with An­to­nio Rudi­ger and Cal­lum Hudson-Odoi also ex­pected to leave Stam­ford Bridge be­fore the trans­fer win­dow closes.

Smith has pri­ori­tised a new “No 8” as one of his fi­nal re­cruits and is con­sid­er­ing a move for Barkley. Chelsea want any club to pay Barkley his full £120,000-a- week salary if they take him on loan. Villa are re­luc­tant to agree a deal on those terms. Barkley scored in the 6-0 win against Barns­ley last night.

Rudi­ger could also leave af­ter be­ing left out of both Premier League games so far. The de­fender and his agent will at­tempt to find a suit­able club, with Paris St-Ger­main and Napoli emerg­ing as two they are likely to try. Un­con­firmed re­ports from Ger­many have linked Barcelona and Roma with a loan move.

Hudson-Odoi could fi­nally be head­ing for Ger­many, with Bay­ern Mu­nich play­ers ex­pect­ing a deal to be com­pleted shortly. The Eng­land for­ward, 19, was on the bench for the sea­son’s first two league games and Bay­ern are con­sid­er­ing a sea­son-long loan.

It is un­der­stood some of Bay­ern’s squad have dis­cussed Hudson-Odoi be­ing a tar­get and ex­pect a move for him.

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