Hudson-Odoi not distracted by transfer talk - Sarri

Salihamidzic Bayern Munich really want to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi

Salihamidzic Bayern Munich really want to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern's director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed on Wednesday that the German champions "definitely want to sign" Hudson-Odoi, who has just 18 months left on his current contract with Chelsea.

Bayern Munich have moved to confirm their interest in Chelsea's young England global, Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Bayern's director of sport saying "we really want him".

Bayern's latest bid of around £40million is believed to be close to Chelsea's valuation of the teenager but the club are reluctant to let him go without a series of clauses, included a buy-back option.

He then started and impressed again in Chelsea loss to Tottenham in the semi-final, first leg of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

'It was a general question from him.

"He is a good player, but he is very young", he said.

Bayern are willing to offer the number 10 shirt to Hudson-Odoi, with Arjen Robben expected to leave the club in the summer, and it places Chelsea at a crossroads moment over whether to keep a youngster who looks keen to leave.

"I saw him every day in training and he was really very normal. We'll see about the rest".

'You can see it from both sides. It is something he needs to decide.

"We certainly value him as a player".

'All credit to him, he has shown what he is capable of, shown why he is getting this attention and hopefully he signs his contract and does it many more times for Chelsea'.

Although Bayern are regarded as one of the heavyweights of European football, Alonso feels Chelsea can match them if they Hudson-Odoi is prepared to be patient and wait for his chance.

"He played like a player of 25 or 26 years, I think - very good match of application, very good in the defensive phase, very, very good. But for me I just wish he stays with us". He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot.

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