Bayern Munich revive their interest in Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi


Bayern Munich have revived their long-term interest in Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of the summer transfer window, The Times reports.

The 20-year-old was the subject of strong interest from Bayern in January 2019, but the Blues rejected four offers with the highest bid of £35 million.

Hudson-Odoi has not made much progress with the Blues since, but he continues to remain on the radar of the German champions.

The club are reportedly prepared to offload their graduate this summer. Bayern have been fancied to make a fresh move for the England international.

Sportslens view:

Hudson-Odoi was regarded as the next big thing from the Blues academy when he debuted for the club during the 2018/19 campaign.

His season ended in disappointment with a serious Achilles injury, and since his comeback, he has failed to secure regular game time.

In recent years, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have been signed to bolster the wide attacking department.

Mason Mount has also made the breakthrough from the club’s ranks, and Hudson-Odoi is now regarded as more of a fringe player.

He was handed a string of starts in the right wing-back role when Thomas Tuchel was appointed as the club’s manager in January.

However, within a few weeks, he dropped down the pecking order with Reece James, and Cesar Azpilicueta regularly preferred ahead of him.

The £120,000-a-week star may need to move on to revive his career, and long-term admirers Bayern could be the ideal destination for him.

The club recently parted ways with Douglas Costa after a loan stint from Juventus, and they now have just three senior wingers in the squad.

Bayern tended to rotate their wide attacking players under former boss Hansi Flick, and Julian Nagelsmann could deploy a similar approach.

Nagelsmann is known for bringing the best out of young and promising prospects, and Hudson-Odoi could have the perfect platform to excel.

He will face competition from Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane but has a better chance of securing regular first-team football.

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Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com