Per a report from The Daily Mail, Bayern Munich will submit a new €50 million bid on Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi. The courtship of Hudson-Odoi by the Bavarians dates back to January, long before the prized prospect ruptured his Achilles tendon.
The latest bid represents an €11 million increase over Bayern’s last proposal.
Bayern Munich will not give up their interest in signing Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and are expected to make a new £45million bid this week. That figure represents £10m increase on the offer they made on transfer deadline day in January.
Just a few days ago, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reiterated his desire to keep and develop Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge. In what could be the first real test for the newly hired coach, Lampard might be tasked with convincing the 18-year-old that he will be given an opportunity for more playing time — and potentially a pay raise — when he has recovered from his injury.
Specifically, Lampard told ChelseaFC.com the following regarding his plan for Hudson-Odoi:
I have seen Callum come through and he is a fantastic talent. We all know that and I will speak to him and I want him to stay. I know the club want him to stay and for me, he is going to be central for us on the pitch and that is the opportunity that is really in front of him now, certainly from where I am sitting. So that is something I will speak to him about and I hope he stays.
When I say he is going to be central to it, there are things as a young player that he will want to improve and there are things through natural development that will improve, so I am not going to say things that are pie in the sky but with his talent, he can be central to this team, he can be central to England, so I am going to say I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player. He can show, right here at Chelsea, the team he came through the Academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player because I truly believe that.
Filling the enormous holes in the lineup left by Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery has been the primary focus of the Bayern front office over the past month. With feelers reportedly out to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, FC Barcelona’s Ousman Dembele, and Lille’s Nicolas Pepe among others, Bayern is eager to provide depth behind incumbent starters Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry.