Revealed: How Marina Granovskaia chased Bayern Munich in their quest to sign Hudson-Odoi

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Bayern Munich’s admiration of Callum Hudson-Odoi is well-known, but one thing Chelsea have done consistently is to ward them off.

In January 2019, the Bavarians came for the Chelsea youngster and made multiple attempts to sign him, including a bid of £75m which was rejected by Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi’s stock hasn’t risen after an Achilles injury kept him out for six months last year, and he’s yet to rediscover his best form. However, Bayern still believe in him and were keen on signing him yet again this summer.

The German giants were ready to table a loan deal with the option of signing him for £75m. Many have wondered what happened to the move, as even Frank Lampard admitted that the young winger may leave the club.

It has now been revealed how Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia blocked Hudson-Odoi’s exit.

Marina Granovskaia appeared to be open to the deal and entertained the German club in a series of phone calls. However, she proposed some rather hefty clauses which scared Bayern.

According to German outlet Sport Bild, one of those clauses included a penalty to be imposed on Bayern if Hudson-Odoi didn’t play a certain number of games.

Also, Granovskaia wanted to place an obligation-to-buy clause if Hudson-Odoi made a certain number of appearances for Bayern. This was enough to chase Bayern away, until perhaps, another window.

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