Bayern Munich have made their interest in Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi open, and the German champions have submitted a bid of £35 million for the 18-year-old having seen two bids rejected.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has accused Bayern Munich of being disrespectful in their pursuit of the youngster after Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic recently revealed the German club wants to sign Hudson-Odoi.
Asked if he was annoyed about the way that Bayern Munich have dealt with the Hudson-Odoi situation, Sarri told reporters: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club. Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation.
“I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have. Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.”
And now, Salihamidzic has again reiterated the club is keen to sign Hudson-Odoi.
He said: “We want to sign the player. I am fully convinced of his abilities, we are in talks with Chelsea.”
Bayern are also keen on France international Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart in July, and Salihamidzic issued an update on the potential double signings.
“Both [Pavard and Hudson-Odoi] are not finished players yet, but we have many leaders in our team, that’s why it would not be a problem if no player came in the transfer window,” he said.
“We have to find a good mix between young talents and experienced leadership players.”
Reports claim Hudson-Odoi is interested in a move to Germany, but the teenager who’s yet to sign a new contract posted a cryptic message on social media appearing to address the transfer rumours.
“Don’t always believe what you hear,” wrote Hudson-Odoi on his Instagram story, before deleting the post.