There is a new transfer window bingo cards which is out, we’ve got another to cross off here as Bayern Munich have been tipped to lodge another bid for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Due to this never-ending saga which first began back in January 2019, before Hudson-Odoi had really broken through at Stamford Bridge. Bids of over £30m were lodged but Chelsea knocked them all back and eventually tied the young winger down to a bumper new contract which still has three years left to run.
Since putting pen to paper, however, things haven’t gone as planned for Hudson-Odoi, who has struggled to force his way into Chelsea’s starting lineup. He made 37 appearances in all competitions last season, but just 19 of those came as a starter and most were under Frank Lampard, not current boss Thomas Tuchel.
Exploratory talks with Borussia Dortmund have been held, revolving around the Blues’ interest in both Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, but Constantin Eckner claims that Bayern are keen to force their way into the picture.
Bayern have long seen Hudson-Odoi as a future superstar in Sancho’s mould and have continued to track the 20-year-old amid his struggles for consistent minutes.
His chances of game time going forward were not boosted by the news that Tuchel is on the lookout for another right-sided player, with Wolves’ Adama Traore and Gladbach’s Jonas Hofmann both on his wish list.
Tuchel is understood to be considering a formation change next season, and that could be the key to more minutes for Hudson-Odoi.
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