Callum Hudson-Odoi is not for sale. Chelsea will not sell Callum Hudson-Odoi. The story from this side of the Channel is clear. Callum Hudson-Odoi is staying at Chelsea. The Blues are willing to risk tens of millions in the hopes that he can be convinced to sign a new long-term contract, stay with the club he’s know since before age 8, and become a homegrown superstar.
But Bayern probably aren’t going away that easily, and neither are the forces of German media, especially as rumblings persist of the 18-year-old determination to leave as well as an apparently “souring” relationship between his representative and Chelsea.
Still, even in this world, Chelsea will not be persuaded easily, with a minimum asking price of €50m being reported by SportBild. That’s a solid €10-20m more than what Bayern were offering in January, despite the expiring contract and the supposed bad vibes.
But if rumors are to be believed, Bayern Munich are no longer alone in their interest. Domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund and Premier League clubs Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked recently.
Not that it should matter; Hudson-Odoi isn’t going anywhere.