On January 9th, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić confirmed his side’s desire to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
There were even reports the forward had handed in a transfer request to leave Stamford Bridge in the winter market, but reports in Germany stressed the Blues were unwilling to part ways with him, which is exactly what they have done.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained that Salihamidžić fell in love with the player and after a disappointment in the mid-season transfer window, Bayern will make a decision as to how to make another approach in the next window.
“The only one that Hasan would like accomplished would have been that player at Chelsea because he fell in love with him and his qualities,” Rummenigge explained, as quoted by Sport1.
“I would not deny now that the offensive pursuit [of Hudson-Odoi] in London did not come off well.”
“Do not forget that Hasan Salihamidzic also had to signal to the player somewhere, although he did not have direct contact with him personally, because that’s not allowed, but the player had to get a signal if Bayern Munich is standing behind him.
“It is a topic of the future that we will tackle in the coming months and decide accordingly.”
Under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri, the winger has made nine appearances in all competitions, which includes three appearances from the bench in the Premier League. Hudson-Odoi has two goals and one assist to his name.
The player’s contract at the west London club will expire at the end of the next season.