German champions Bayern Munich are keen on signing Chelsea talent Callum Hudson-Odoi, and the German side have seen multiple bids rejected for the 18-year-old.
Reports claim Bayern Munich are ready to pay as much as £40m for the teenager who currently has 18-months left on his contract.
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. The Chelsea academy product has now handed the club a transfer request to leave Stamford Bridge.
CHO showed why he’s highly rated by scoring an impressive goal in Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round tie at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.
Arsenal legend Martin keown has revealed it would be a shame if the English game was to lose him to Germany.
“What a shame it would be if we lost Callum Hudson-Odoi from the Premier League,” he wrote in the Daily Mail.
“The 18-year-old has never started a top-flight game but I have no doubt that the teenager could feature regularly for Chelsea in the near future.
“Trouble is, he does not want to wait for those chances.
“He wants more than the occasional FA Cup outing now, and that is why it seems Chelsea may lose him to Bayern Munich in this window.
“There is nothing wrong with him wanting to play, of course, but would Bayern use him in the Bundesliga?”
Following his impressive goal against Sheffield, Keown admitted that the youngster has shown he has enough quality to be ahead of Pedro.
“Against Sheffield Wednesday yesterday, he gave glimpses of what he can do and his Premier League potential,” he added.
“For me, Hudson-Odoi is already ahead of Pedro. I’d prefer to see him stay put.”