Napoli and Inter are willing to wait until June before entering the market for Barella, so it would take a persuasive offer from Chelsea to change his mind and lure him to the Premier League during the January window.
If Bayern Munich were interested in allowing the player to remain at Stamford Bridge for the next six months, though, it is unlikely they would have pushed so hard to sign him in January.
He said: 'Odoi in the last week has been very normal.
With speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich refusing to go away, Chelsea fans knew that he needed to start tonight in order to sway his mind in our favour.
Chelsea have so far refused to sell the England Under-19s worldwide to Bayern, but The Mirror claims that the Blues now face further competition to keep hold of the teenage forward as Juventus are also preparing a bid.
"He is very young, and I think that he has a very great future here in England with the national team and with Chelsea".
He's just breaking into the starting 11 at Chelsea and could realistically hold a place for many years to come - but a move to Germany is very tempting to say the least.
Sarri has stated this week that he doesn't want to sell the player, arguing that staying at the club will be better for the player's long term future at both club and country level.
"He played like a player of 25, 26 years, I think". A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. "I don't want a very important player as Cesc unhappy". He's not at a mid-table club thinking 'why am I not playing?' it's Willian, Pedro, proper players.