Bayern Munich have made it clear that they want Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi at the end of the season, and the Blues have already rejected four bids from the German champions for the youngster, with the latest in the region of £35 million.
The Bavarians have even offered the 18-year-old the No.10 shirt that Arjen Robben will vacate at the end of the season, and with Franck Ribery also set to depart Bayern, Hudson-Odoi was promised a prominent role in Niko Kovac’s rebuilding job in Munich.
This seemed to have flattered Hudson-Odoi who has struggled for games at Stamford Bridge despite being highly rated.
In response to Bayern’s approach for the youngster, Chelsea are prepared to make Hudson-Odoi one of world football’s best-paid teenagers to keep him at the club.
According to reports, Blues have responded to Bayern’s move and will table a £50,000-a-week basic deal which could rise to £70,000 for the teenager who is yet to make his first Premier League start.
Hudson-Odoi currently earns in the region of £22,000-per-week, and Chelsea have shown their determination to keep the teenager by making such a mouthwatering offer.
Chelsea now seem confident of keeping the 18-year-old whose contract ends in the summer of 2020, and Chelsea supporters did their bits to convince him by greeting him with a rendition of ‘Hudson-Odoi, we want you to stay’, when he came on as a substitute against Newcastle.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has explained why he hasn’t discussed Hudson-Odoi’s future with the player himself and also revealed why he’s happy with the youngster’s progress.
“I don’t want to talk with him about something that I cannot resolve,” Sarri said.
“I am very happy with him. One month ago we worked with him on the defensive phase and he improved immediately. Now we are working with him on movements without the ball, and in my opinion he is improving. On the pitch we are really very happy with him because he is improving a lot in the last two months.
“He is in a very positive moment, for the attitude, for the way he is training. Mentally he is in a very positive moment.”