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Report: Bayern Munich to launch a fresh bid for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Apparently the winger has been recovering well from his injury, and the Bavarians still intend to sign him.

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Bayern Munich are set to launch a new bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to a new report by The Sun. Yes, we know that they’re not the most reputable source of info, but they’ve been the first to report on everything in the Hudson-Odoi saga thus far, so it makes sense to take this one seriously.

According to the report, the youngster’s recovery is going much better than expected and he could return to training by preseason this summer. That is in sharp contrast to reports that came out shortly after his injury, which stated that he could miss a minimum of six months due to an injury to his Achilles tendon.

Achilles injuries are notoriously difficult to come back from, but it must be pointed out that most of them happen to older athletes near the end of their careers. Hudson-Odoi is just 18, and with the right treatment and therapy he may well return to a high level of play faster than normally expected.

Bayern Munich NEED replacements for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery next season, and Hudson-Odoi was one the club’s primary targets. The Bavarians tried desperately to land him in December, going so far as to match Chelsea’s asking price of 39m euros, but were ultimately rebuffed. The young Englishman’s contract runs out next summer, and with Chelsea facing a transfer ban and doubts over CHO’s fitness, Bayern’s new bid will undoubtedly be lower than the last. Chelsea may be forced to sell if they see no alternative, but there’s always a chance that Hudson-Odoi could sign a new contract with the Blues.

Thankfully, we have Agent Davies on the job:

We’ll keep you updated as this story develops. Above all, we wish the injured Hudson-Odoi a speedy recovery!