Glen Johnson claims Chelsea will 'definitely' sell two players this summer

Glen Johnson claims Chelsea will ‘definitely’ sell Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer if they ‘get the right offers’ for the talented duo.

Blues striker Abraham is being strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge – Arsenal are among the clubs said to be interested in signing the 23-year-old.

Abraham has scored 30 goals in 83 appearances for Chelsea but was left out of a number of Thomas Tuchel’s matchday squads last season, including the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

Hudson-Odoi also fell out of favour after Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat and was subbed on and off during a Premier League match in February.

The 20-year-old is already closing in on 100 first-team appearances for Chelsea but may look to move for a more central role and has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Bundesliga.

Johnson, who spent four years at Chelsea, told ‘I think if they get the right offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi or Tammy Abraham this summer then they will sell them. Definitely.

‘Regarding Callum, it’s just not clicking for him is it? He’s in and out the side and I don’t think the manager thinks that he can rely on him.

‘He’s sensational when he wants to be but you can’t survive in the Premier League by performing when you want to. You need to perform week in, week out. I don’t think he has the type of mentality that you need to work under Thomas Tuchel.

‘I think he will go on to have a fantastic career but he needs to find the right club to flourish.’

Abraham cut a frustrated figure at Chelsea last season and former Blues striker Tony Cascarino believes he needs to leave Stamford Bridge to revive his career.

‘He’s got to play football now,’ Cascarino told talkSPORT last week.

‘He’s 23 now, Chelsea have got this conveyor belt of players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, they’ve had Ruben Loftus-Cheek, they’ve had Billy Gilmour go out on loan…to break through into that team which is full of internationals is very hard.

I think it’s a big issue. He’s ended up going down the pecking order. It’s obvious that Tuchel isn’t going to have him part of his plans, certainly in his starting XI.

‘I think he’s not going to make it into the first XI and he’d be fortunate to be a sub. That in itself can make you disillusioned. He’s played quite a lot of football now to just be left aside again.

‘I think he can become disillusioned with his career if he just stays at Chelsea. I think he needs to go and find a move. In some ways you’d want him to say he’d prefer a permanent move because he wants to kickstart his career again.’

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