It is only the start of the winter transfer window, and chaos is already in full effect.
According to reports from major sources in England, Sky Sports and the Guardian, Bayern Munich have upgraded their offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi from £30m to £35m, in what is their fourth bid for the 18-year-old winger.
GUARDIAN Bayern Munich raise offer for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to £35m https://t.co/d1KmSYGZBg— Chelsea FC RSS Feeds (@CFCrss) January 8, 2019
And while Chelsea can keep rejecting offers, Hudson-Odoi is reportedly convinced that the way forward for him is to move to the German side. Chelsea have little leverage on the matter, as his current contract is set to run out in one-and-a-half-year; and a five-year deal offered by the Blues last year has still not been signed thanks to concerns over playing time and opportunities.
Sky Deutschland, however, decided to take things a step further, as they have been doing so all along. According to them, Chelsea and Bayern have already agreed upon a £31.4m (approximately €35m) transfer — although it wouldn’t go through until the summer apparently (which makes absolutely no sense since he isn’t a key member of the squad at Chelsea ... yet).
Sky Info: Bayern und Chelsea einig über Ablöse von Hudson-Odoi. Jetzt geht es noch um den Zeitpunkt #TransferUpdate https://t.co/lglvXUW9vy— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) January 8, 2019
Nevertheless, this is a significant amount of smoke around the possible fire of Chelsea suffering yet another big loss in the youth department.
Stay tuned ... and hope for the best (which may be no more than a buyback clause at this point)...
Full story: Bayern increase their bid and throw in the number 10 shirt for Hudson-Odoi. He is still available for tonight's match: https://t.co/Sboko7Zl8A #CFC— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 8, 2019