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Chelsea to insist on buyback clause in any Hudson-Odoi deal with Bayern Munich — report

Have we finally learned from past mistakes?

According to the Times, Bayern Munich have reached an impasse in their attempts to cajole Callum Hudson-Odoi away from Chelsea, as the Blues have drawn a hard line on the inclusion of a buyback clause, which the German giants are diametrically opposed to.

Could Chelsea be learning from past mistakes? The Blues prioritised getting the most money out of deals for players such as Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah (and even players like Thorgan Hazard and possibly Bertrand Traore and Nathaniel Chalobah as well), instead of insisting on buyback clauses, as has been the policy of clubs such as Real Madrid or Barcelona on many occasions — just another example of Chelsea’s short-term thinking over long-term planning.

While ideally the plan remains for Hudson-Odoi to stay with Chelsea and sign his contract extension, if the worst comes to worst, hopefully Chelsea remain firm on the inclusion of a buyback clause.

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