As per a report from German outlet Bild, Bayern Munich have seen their latest offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi knocked back by Chelsea, despite the attacker’s desire to make the move to the Allianz Arena.
English starlet Hudson-Odoi enjoyed a breakout season at Stamford Bridge in 2018/19.
After initially struggling for game-time under new boss Maurizio Sarri, the explosive winger’s showings in the Europa League and FA Cup soon proved too much to ignore for the Chelsea boss, amid mounting fan pressure for Hudson-Odoi to be handed a consistent run of appearances.
This subsequently saw the 18-year-old work his way into a more steady role in Sarri’s plans, with the Blues’ boss having confirmed towards the end of March that Hudson-Odoi was ready to start in ’75 to 80%’ of Chelsea’s fixtures:
He adds that in the near future, Hudson-Odoi is likely to start in 75 to 80 per cent of the games. #CARCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 29, 2019
As such, it came as a major blow to both Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea’s expectant supporters when, less than a month later, Hudson-Odoi suffered a season-ending injury.
After being handed his 4th Premier League start of the campaign during a clash with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, the now-English international was forced off shortly before half-time with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Hudson-Odoi is now on the recovery trail, though the youngster is widely-expected to miss the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign.
Nevertheless, however, as per the aforementioned report from Bild this evening, one club who remain keen to coax Hudson-Odoi away from Stamford Bridge over the coming months are German giants Bayern Munich.
The Bavarians were heavily-linked with a move for the Englishman during the January transfer window, with Chelsea even rumoured to have rejected 4 bids on the part of Niko Kovac’s men.
Bayern, though, have evidently not been deterred in their pursuit of Hudson-Odoi.
In fact, the Bundesliga champions are said to have tabled another offer for the winger, worth 25 million Euro.
Chelsea are ready to stand firm once more, however, having knocked back the bid.
The Blues are also currently attempting to tie Hudson-Odoi down to a new 5-year deal.
Crucially, though, it is added by Bild that the 18-year-old remains keen on a move to Germany.
— BILD Sport (@BILD_Sport) June 27, 2019