In an effort to secure more depth at win for the 2019-2020 season, Bayern Munich submitted yet another bid for injured Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, but was soundly rejected by the English club.
Hudson-Odoi, who is rehabilitating an Achilles Heel injury suffered against Burnley in April, is considered one of the great prospects in the Premier League and has been the subject of multiple bids from the Bavarians. In this attempt, Bayern submitted a bid of €25 million according to the Daily Mail.
The Bundesliga champions are understood to have offered £22.4million for the England international. Hudson-Odoi is in the final year of his contract and currently recovering from an Achilles injury. However, Chelsea are offering the 18-year-old a new five year contract as they want him to stay and develop under their new manager with Frank Lampard primed to take charge. Bayern believe Hudson Odoi still wants to join them.
Despite being turned away, Bayern still believes that Hudson-Odoi wants to play in Germany. Regardless, Chelsea’s big offer to Hudson-Odoi — and its move away from Maurizio Sarri — might be enough to keep the talented youngster in London a bit longer. For his part, Hudson-Odoi is continuing his aggressive recovery and is headed back to Spain, where he had his surgery performed.
Hudson-Odoi is due to head back to Barcelona, where he had his operation, in the next fortnight for another check-up with the renowned surgeon Ramon Cugat who carried out the procedure to repair his Achilles.
With Manchester City’s Leroy Sane still waffling and mostly rumored to be staying with the Citizens, Bayern could be facing a pair of strikeouts at the hands of England for the upcoming transfer window.