Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force a move to Bayern Munich according to Daily Mail.
Chelsea have so far rejected Bayern’s bid for the young winger and according to Daily Mail, the German club are ready to make a new £40million bid.
Hudson-Odoi wants to join Bayern this month before the transfer window closes on Thursday and if it doesn’t happen this week he will press for a move in the summer when the fee will be around £10million.
German club RB Leipzig are now in the running for the winger and have reportedly offered Chelsea £20million for Hudson-Odoi but crucially the opportunity of a buy-back clause.
Chelsea want Hudson-Odoi to stay at the club and have reportedly offered the 18-year-old a contract worth £80,000 a week but would only consider selling if there is an option of a buy-back.
Whereas RB Leipzig would accept a buy-back clause, Bayern would not and that is the club Hudson-Odoi wants to join.
Hudosn-Odoi is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea but has made 14 appearances for Chelsea and started five games in the Europa League, FA Cup and in the Carabao Cup, a semi-final against Spurs.
Chelsea believe the 18-year-old is receiving the right amount of opportunities for his age and want his development to continue at Chelsea but Hudson-Odoi is understood to have told the club that he needs regular first-team football at the age of 18 and 19 to develop, especially as Jadon Sancho, who was a peer and friend with England Under-17s, is now a first team regular at Borussia Dortmund, who are top of the Bundesliga.
With Bayern willing to spend as much as £40 million on him and offer him the number 10 jersey of Arjen Robben, who is leaving the German club at the end of the season, Hudson-Odoi believes he would get more regular playing time leaving Chelsea for Bayern Munich.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has also urged the young winger to stay at Chelsea.
When asked if it’s a good idea for Hudson-Odoi to move to the Bundesliga, Sarri said earlier this month: “I don’t think so because he is an English player.
“He is very young, he has the future and I think that he has a very great future here in England with the national team and with chelsea. To stay here is better for him.”
Sarri has also been critical of Bayern after they went on the record about wanting to land the player.