Despite his increased (albeit non-Premier League) involvement in the Chelsea first-team since January, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s future is far from decided. His contract at Stamford Bridge has still not been extended beyond next season and his role in the team for next season is hardly settled either. A lot of that will depend on the futures of Eden Hazard and head coach Maurizio Sarri of course, though as the Telegraph puts it, Chelsea “will not welcome bids” and are not looking to sell either way. It would appear that we are willing to take this risk with Hudson-Odoi, especially if we cannot delay the start of the two-window transfer ban this summer.
That'd barely get you Hudson, let alone Odoi. https://t.co/IWxe2K2V0R— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) March 19, 2019
But that stance alone won’t deter Hudson-Odoi’s suitors from returning after getting warned off by the club in January. According to SportBild, Bayern are readying a €30m bid (that’s €5m less than in January, the cheeky [FUN]ners), while according to the Telegraph, BVB are also back in with some interest — in January, those two were joined by a third Bundesliga team in RB Leipzig, though they’ve yet to perk up again. Either way, a bidding war would not be out of the question.
Bayern want to conclude the transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer and are ready to bid €30m. Chelsea refused to negotiate in January, but the player's contract expires in 2020 and he would leave for free if he doesn't renew [SportBild] pic.twitter.com/0rod80wPtY— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 19, 2019
Chelsea of course won’t give up without a fight. We will be returning with a wage packet in excess of £70k/week at the end of the season, says Law, who also continues to report on Chelsea sources who except Sarri to get the boot this summer, potentially paving the way for a more pro-CHO head coach.