Bayern Up Their Bid For Hudson-Odoi; Chelsea Unmoved


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Bayern Munich returned to Stamford Bridge with an improved £30m offer for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, claims Goal.

The defending German champions are determined to take the 18-year-old to the Allianz Arena having already seen a £20m bid rejected earlier this week. That Bayern returned so quickly is a sign of their intent at not just getting a deal done but completing it as soon as possible.

Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the highly-rated youngster are fading. The West London club offered a five-year deal to Hudson-Odoi at the start of the season. As yet, it remains unsigned. His current contract runs to 2020 where the club faces the possibility of recouping just his assessed training costs.

For Hudson-Odoi, the opportunity to move to Bavaria may have come at the right time. Bayern are recalibrating their squad with Franck Ribery, 35, and Arjen Robben, 34, expected to leave in the summer. There is still competition for places but two wingers departing creates opportunities for youinger squad members.

His price tag is indicative of the talent Hudson-Odoi possesses but the arrival of Christian Pulisic, 20, stymies his opportunities of first team football further. The USA international moves to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season which may be the signal for Hudson-Odoi to call time on his Chelsea career.