Chelsea face a fresh battle to keep 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi at the club after Bayern Munich trump the offer Chelsea made to the youngster.
Chelsea are willing to offer the teenager a new deal worth a minimum of £50,000-per-week, rising to as much as £70,000-per-week if he meets certain targets but according to The Sun, Bayern Munich have offered the youngster £85,000 to dump Chelsea. Hudson-Odoi currently earns in the region of £22,000-per-week.
Bayern Munich have publicly made it known that they want to sign the 18-year-old with the German’s latest offer to Chelsea for the youngster worth in the region of £35million — an incredible fee considering Hudson-Odoi is yet to start a single Premier League game.
Bayern Munich are not just offering Hudson-Odoi more wages than Chelsea’s offer but are also promising the 18-year-old regular first team football. Bayern are reportedly determined to sign Hudson-Odoi this January.
The Sun also claim Hudson-Odoi is set to be offered a 4½-year deal by Bayern in a contract worth around £20million.
Hudson-Odoi is understood to be keen on the move to Bayern Munich because he feels Bayern are more likely to give him regular first-team opportunities.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed his desire for Hudson-Odoi to shun Bayern’s interest and remain at Stamford Bridge.
Sarri said: “I don’t want to talk with him about something I cannot resolve. I cannot solve it.
“I am very happy with him. In my opinion, he is improving. So, on the pitch, we are really very happy with him.
“He has improved a lot in the last two months.”
While Chelsea are worried about Hudson-Odoi’s future at the club, the club are confident of completing the signing of AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain this weekend after agreeing a six-month loan deal with his parent club Juventus.
Sarri believes Higuain is the man to solve Chelsea’s goalscoring problems and the 31-year-old will earn £150,000 weekly at Chelsea.
Milan have insisted on finding a replacement before giving the go-ahead for Higuain to join Chelsea and with AC Milan close to completing a move for Genoa’s Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek on Friday night, Higuain is set to complete his loan move to Chelsea this weekend.
Higuain will have to wait until Thursday to make his Chelsea debut against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg clash at Stamford Bridge after missing the 12pm Friday deadline to be eligible for Saturday’s Premier League game against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Higuain’s arrival will mean the end of Alvaro Morata at Chelsea with the Spanish striker moving back to Spain to join Atletico Madrid.