Bayern Munich are seemingly persistent on their intentions of signing Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and a fresh bid of £45 million could be on the cards.
After failing to secure the services of Callum Hudson-Odoi in January, largely thanks to Chelsea’s inclination of keeping hold of their star asset at the last minute, Bayern Munich are ready to launch another bid for the teenage sensation – as reported by The Sun.
It is believed that Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is determined to get hold of Hudson-Odoi in the upcoming summer transfer window as the Bavarians brace themselves for the impending departure of Arjen Robben.
The Dutchman has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season, with Inter Milan likely being the next destination while fellow winger Franck Ribery has also shown signs of deterioration in his game over the course of the past 12 months.
Furthermore, Bayern are also unlikely to try and retain the services of Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez, with the Colombian international falling out with head coach Niko Kovac. He has struggled to make a notable impact either and is, therefore, destined to return to the Bernabeu next summer.
As a result, Bayern could be on the verge of a potential overhaul in the attacking department and Hudson-Odoi, in that regard, is certainly an appealing target for the German champs. The 18-year-old has already shown immense potential in the youth competitions and to that end, he can be groomed into a long-term replacement for either Robben or Ribery.
As for Chelsea, the board has been unimpressed with the way Maurizio Sarri has treated the youngster in the past week or so. The Italian has also failed to utilize the 18-year-old, despite having to make do with the services of two ageing wingers in Willian and Pedro.
And considering the pending arrival of Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic next season, it is unlikely that Hudson-Odoi will be able to make a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge anytime soon.
Therefore, a move to Bayern definitely makes sense for the English whizkid, although it’s probably fair to point out that the Bavarians, in recent years, have also appeared quite reluctant in giving youngsters the opportunity to shine on the big stage.
Kovac, however, could change that narrative as the Croatian mastermind looks to get his career record at Bayern back on track in the upcoming season.