Just over a week ago, we covered claims from Bild about Bayern Munich’s ongoing interest in Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The German newspaper explained Bayern wanted their club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt to give an assessment on the injury. They want to know the likely lay-off time and in what state the youngster will return to action.
Meeting with the player was backed up by sports physician Thorsten Dolla, who told Bild: “The exact assessment of the player is a must for the interested club. What does the Achilles tendon look like? Is the scar irritating? You also look at the surgical report.”
It sounded incredibly arrogant. Bild accepted that talks with Chelsea weren’t currently going anywhere, yet it was felt perfectly normal that Bayern’s doctor could examine a player from another club, with a view to potentially signing him.
Due to the injury, a potential transfer fee was put at just €25m.
Hudson-Odoi gets another mention from the Bild group, this time in magazine SportBild. He’s one of the cheaper options for Bayern’s wings, with it being stated his cost would be ‘well below €80m’, that’s because he only has a year left of contract, and the same goes for Timo Werner.
Other options like Leroy Sane and Antoine Griezmann would be much more expensive, and likely higher than the €80m limit.
Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt gets another mention, and it’s reported no medical feedback has been received, Bayern are still waiting for it.
Perhaps Chelsea should send them an X-ray of a hand gesture.