Bayern chief explains why he had to snub move for Hudson-Odoi

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For more than a year now, German giants Bayern Munich have been interested in signing Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. In January, the Bavarians saw a failed £35m bid for the then teenager.

This summer transfer window, the Blues also snubbed their loan bid for Hudson-Odoi, which also had an option to sign of £75m.

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, has now revealed how negotiations broke down between Chelsea and Bayern, as he insisted that the cause wasn’t worth pursuing.

“There are transfers that come to the point where you have to say: ‘We have to leave this immediately’,” Salihamidzic told Sport Bild.

“It is all the more important that one thinks about alternatives or alternative paths right from the start.

“We negotiated with Chelsea but there was no agreement. That happens.”

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