CHELSEA UNHAPPY WITH BAYERN MUNICH’S PURSUIT OF CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI AND ARE CONSIDERING TAKING THIS ACTION

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Chelsea are reportedly unhappy over Bayern’s pursuit of 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi and are prepared to file a complaint against Bayern Munich to FIFA if evidence is found of an illegal approach to Callum Hudson-Odoi or his representatives, according to ESPN.

Bayern Munich have tabled four bids for Hudson-Odoi, with the latest bid believed to be in the region of £35 million.

Bayern Munich have made no secret of their interest in signing the 18-year-old with their sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirming the German club want the youngster and Chelsea are reportedly angered by the public nature of Bayern Munich’s pursuit.

Chelsea are prepared to file a complaint against Bayern Munich if the club believe Bayern have made an illegal approach for Hudson-Odoi.

It is believed Bayern are in contact with Hudson-Odoi’s camp with the teenager thought to have no plans to sign a new deal.

Chelsea remain desperate to keep Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri recently revealed the 18-year-old is ready to play more for Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi started Chelsea’s 1-0 Carabao Cup loss to Tottenham on Tuesday and after the match Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger revealed that Hudson-Odoi has asked him about his experiences in German football.

Hudson-Odoi’s contract expires in June 2020 and, as long as he remains unwilling to discuss an extension, the club might be forced to let him leave.

Speaking earlier this week, Salihamidzic said: “He is a very interesting player we really want to sign.

“He has qualities that fit our game. He can dribble, he is fast, he moves well towards the goal. He is a young player who has great potential to evolve.

“I see in him a really good player who would certainly be a good face to join us.”

Meanwhile Chelsea development squad manager Joe Edwards wants Hudson-Odoi to reject Bayern Munich and stay at Stamford Bridge.

“As someone from our academy I would obviously love him to stay and the dream for all of us at the academy is to see our boys playing in the first team,” Edwards said.

“It’s not easy getting in the first team at clubs of this size and I think it is, at the moment, all credit to Callum with so much going on around him at such a young age to be going out on the pitch and putting in the performances.

“All credit to him, he has shown what he is capable of, shown why he is getting this attention and hopefully he signs his contract and does it many more times for Chelsea.”

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