Chelsea want £30m for youngster who hasn’t started a game for the club

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reported that Chelsea youngster Omari Hutchinson won’t be loaned out this summer with the Blues looking for £25m-£30m for the player.

Hutchinson joined Chelsea on a free from Arsenal two years ago, and started in the club’s under-21 side, where he impressed, with the winger going on to appear twice in the first team under Graham Potter.

The 20-year-old was sent on loan to Championship outfit Ipswich last season to gain some much needed experience and regular game time.

Chelsea want £30m for Hutchinson

Hutchinson excelled as the Tractor Boys finished second behind Leicester City and won promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in over 20 years.

He scored ten goals and provided six assists in 44 Championship appearances for Kieran McKenna’s side, where after a slow start he quickly established himself as a key player in the team.

The winger was named Championship Player of the Month for February, and also won the Ipswich Young Player of the Year award at the club’s end of season awards.

Following his loan spell Hutchinson returned to Chelsea with just one year left on his contract, but the club activated an option to extend it by a further year.

It seemed Hutchinson was set for another loan spell, but it now appears the Blues are willing to cash in whilst his stock is high.

Romano took to to confirm Hutchinson would only be leaving Chelsea on a permanent basis this summer, with the club looking for around £25m-£30m.

He said:

“EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea won’t loan out Omari Hutchinson again this summer, permanent deal, only way.

“#CFC would only consider bids around £25/30m for Omari, understand Stuttgart are pushing a lot to sign him, favourites, with more clubs in PL, Ajax and Feyenoord also keen.”

Ipswich are reportedly prepared to offer £20m for Hutchinson, who said after the final game of the season that he would like to return to the club.
Stuttgart is an interesting option and would provide a new experience in a different country as well as Champions League football, and Hutchinson was a guest for their final Bundesliga game of the season, make of that what you will.
As good as Hutchinson might be the reality is Chelsea are spoilt for choice in the wide areas and already have Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk, Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling on their books.
This is before you even factor in the arrival of South American talents Kendry Paez and Estevao Willian in 2025, so it’s hard to see how he gets any minutes.
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