Chelsea ‘willing to sell’ Callum Hudson-Odoi as Bayern Munich prepare sixth transfer bid

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Chelsea are said to be open to the idea of selling Callum Hudson-Odoi at the right price and now Bayern Munich have reignited their interest. The Bundesliga champions have long been in pursuit of the winger, who was the subject of four bids from Bayern in 2019.

All were rejected by Marina Granovskaia before Hudson-Odoi penned a new five-year deal with the Blues.

Yet after a bright start to life in the Chelsea first-team under Maurizio Sarri, Hudson-Odoi struggled to reach the next level under the leadership of Frank Lampard despite more opportunities.

Thomas Tuchel soon made him feel valued again by handing him starts in his first two matches in charge of the Blues at the start of the year.

But since then minutes have been limited with competition fierce in attack, particularly out wide.

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According to The Times, Bayern have registered their interest in the 20-year-old once again.

Chelsea would be open to a sale at the right price although they are unlikely to receive a huge proposal from Bayern.

Last October, the German’s advances on the attacker were once again rebuffed as sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic tried to secure a loan – their fifth formal offer over time.

Granovskaia was insistent that Bayern would have to pay a penalty payment if Hudson-Odoi did not reach a certain number of appearances in red.

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Furthermore, she was also keen on an obligation to buy for £67million which would be automatically triggered after a certain number of appearances.

Chelsea politely declined and Hudson-Odoi still intends to prove his worth at Chelsea.

Internationally though, the Blues star is refusing to rule out a change of allegiances to Ghana.

Rules state that any player can change their nationality permitting they have played no more than three games and none of the matches were at a FIFA competition.

Hudson-Odoi said: “England came and I said ‘yeah, let me go and play for my country.’ But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so.

“I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under-15 to under-16 all the way up.

“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come, I was in the country already. It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”

He has made three appearances for England having been called up to the senior side by Gareth Southgate in 2019.

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