German champions Bayern Munich are keen on signing Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, and the German giants have already seen three bids rejected for the 18-year-old, and have submitted a third bid of around £35m for the teenager.
Hudson-Odoi’s contract expires in the summer of 2020, and the youngster is keen on more playing time at Stamford Bridge before he signs a new deal.
But with Bayern Munich’s massive interest in the Chelsea academy product, it might be that Chelsea can do little to keep the highly rated teenager.
Hudson-Odoi has for the first time started two consecutive games for Chelsea, and he has been brilliant in those games, assisting Alvaro Morata with two goals against Nottingham Forest and was one of Chelsea’s best players in the 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final clash.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has now revealed that Hudson-Odoi has asked him about life in Germany.
Speaking after the 1-0 defeat to Spurs at Wembley, Rudiger said: “He asked me about Germany. It was a general question from him.
“He is still young, I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future.
“You can see it from both sides. He can develop here but he can develop in Germany as well – and don’t forget Bayern Munich are also a big club.
“For his future, I wish him all the best but I just wish he stays with us.”
Rudiger has hailed Hudson-Odoi’s talent and believes he has the ability to be a great player but wants him to have patience and remain at the club.
“Of all the young players I have seen at Chelsea, he is the shooting star. He has all the tools to become a big player but he has to work a lot,” Rudiger added.
“He is good, everyone knows that, everyone can see that. But he is still 18 and at that age you can’t look too far [ahead]. People have to give him time.
“As a young player it’s very important to play. Where? I hope it will be here.
“How did he do against Spurs? For him everything is going very well. He is a young lad and has less pressure, so he can show what he can do. He did very well and caused problems.”
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was also impressed with Hudson-Odoi’s performance against Tottenham, and revealed that the youngster played like a player of 25-26 years.
“Hudson-Odoi in the last week has been very normal,” Sarri said.
“I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. He is improving, in the last match he played very well and also today a very good match.
“He played like a player of 25, 26 years. A very good match with application, very good in the defensive phase, but he has been completely normal. Maybe he does not read anything.”