However, Chelsea were reluctant to let go of their young sensation for a cheap, eventually convincing Bayern to meet their asking fee of £35 million - the source suggests.
Fabregas left the Stamford Bridge pitch in tears after waving goodbye to Chelsea fans at the end of Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, although all parties have said a deal is not yet over the line.
Bayern Munich lodged a third bid for the forward this week, but Sarri insists Hudson-Odoi has shown no signs of distraction.
Stephen Warnock told 5Live: "I think what's really interesting about this story, the way it's headed at the moment, is when you listen to Sarri talk about him, he says 'I haven't spoken to the player because it is not my issue'".
Hudson-Odoi's stock has risen over the past six months thanks to some impressive pre-season performances, as well as chipping in with three assists and a goal in his five cup outings this term. He is very young, he has the future.
The club have other priorities and Barella is not a player Chelsea are planning to sign in the winter window and a move to England could be more likely to be offered by Manchester United. "To stay here is better for him". He is improving and I am very happy with him. You know very well in this club there is a rule: The renewal of players over 30 is usually one year. A very good match with application (including) in the defensive phase - very good. "Of course sometimes he will be on the bench but I think I can start to consider him on the same level as Willian and Pedro", said Sarri. He's not at a mid-table club thinking 'why am I not playing?' it's Willian, Pedro, proper players.