Chelsea reject £70m loan with option to buy offer for Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich have been sensationally knocked back by Chelsea after making a £70million-plus bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Bavarian giants have long been interested in signing the 19-year-old, and tried to force a move to Munich after he submitted a transfer request to Stamford Bridge in January 2019.

But a deal fell through after Hudson-Odoi’s U-turn after Frank Lampard took over as head coach, and he committed his future to the club last summer on a new bumper five-year deal. Signed. 2024.

Hudson-Odoi is a big target for Bayern/Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

However, rumors of Bayern’s interest have resurfaced in recent weeks, and Mail Online Sport now report that Chelsea have turned down a loan offer for Hudson-Odoi, leading to Bayern being more interested. A price contract will contain an option to buy. Over £70m

Lampard has been adamant of late that he wants Hudson-Odoi to stay, and he confirmed after Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace that his stance has not changed. It comes after that. 90 minutes It was reported earlier this month that the club would be willing to loan him out this season, although he was not a regular in the team at the time.

The recent recall from Hudson-Odoi is the culmination of a difficult 18 months which has not only put his future in question but also seen him overcome a serious Achilles tendon injury. Starting Chelsea’s last two games, he has tougher competition than ever for places – despite the departures of Pedro and Willian in the past few months.

Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner have all arrived, while Christian Pulisic is one of the Premier League’s hottest properties. He has only been sidelined of late due to injury in the FA Cup final against Arsenal in early August.

Hansi Flick has publicly praised Hudson Odoi/Christoph Stich/Getty Images

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick spoke glowingly of Hudson-Odoi’s talent, publicly stating that “he is one of the biggest talents in the position. Bayern Munich are interested in him.”

Die Rotten have Serge Ginabry, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman among their wing options, but are also believed to be interested in Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar – further indication that Flick wants to bring in another top player. .

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