CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI SENT BAYERN MUNICH WARNING

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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is wanted by German club Bayern Munich.

Chelsea have already rejected four bids from Bayern Munich for the youngster, with the latest in the region of £35 million.

Hudson-Odoi is understood to be interested in making the move to Bayern with the 18-year-old concerned about the amount of game time he would receive at Chelsea.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has warned Hudson-Odoi against making the move to Bayern. According to Nevin, if Hudson-Odoi can’t get into the Chelsea, regular playing time would also be an issue at Bayern.

“You don’t get a special brief because you are born in a certain country and, clearly, he’s not good enough to walk into Bayern’s first team just now because he can’t get into Chelsea’s,” Nevin told the BBC.

“But if you think you’re good enough to get a game at Chelsea next year, it wouldn’t be a bad thing to stay and have a go at that.

“Right now, he might be dithering [about a decision]. He’ll know the answer by next season and that won’t be too late.”

However, Nevin does acknowledge Hudson-Odoi is a special talent.

“The Bayern offer is extraordinary,” Nevin said.

“You don’t spend that money on a kid if you think there’s a chance of failure.

“There is no doubt he has all the things you want in terms of pace, skills and vision.

“But more importantly, he has a willingness to learn and an ability to work things out for himself on the pitch.

“He has one cracker of a trick, too, which is unusual.

“Unlike most players, he doesn’t need to touch the ball wide first before striking it with more power, he has this very direct way of shooting with the ball almost straight in front of him.”

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben have urged Hudson-Odoi to join Bayern Munich.

Robben, a former Chelsea star, told beIN Sports: “He is one of the best (young players) in Europe. You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it.

“For young players, it’s always the same. First, you have to take the big step to achieve it. Become a professional football player at the highest level, get into the first team, get your place.

“Then, second, which can be more important, what’s sometimes missing is that you have to stay there. Staying there is often more difficult than actually becoming a footballer in the first place.

“You have to to prove it, game after game, season after season and don’t be happy.

“Don’t just be happy when you achieve something little or small.”

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