Bayern Munich director confirms interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on January 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed Bayern Munich are indeed interested in signing Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi

Due to only having 42 minutes of Premier League action under his belt this season, Hudson-Odoi has allegedly decided to leave Chelsea.

The 18-year-old winger has attracted a lot of interest from Germany with Bayern having reportedly lodged a £35m bid for him this week.

Now Salihamidzic has confirmed the Bavarians’ strong interest in Hudson-Odoi.

“If I have something to announce, I’ll do so,” said Salihamidzic, according to ESPN.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 12: Mario Goetze (R) of Muenchen and Juergen Klopp, head coach of Dortmund shake hands prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 12, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Gotze was intimidated by Klopp when they met for the first time

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“What I can say: We like the player and take a great interest in signing him. We’ll see about the rest.”

On the reported £35m bid, he added: “That’s the state of the transfer market.

“We must identify those players which can improve us. Callum has unbelievable qualities in the dribbling, he has the pace and skills. We want to sign him.”

Salihamidzic also announced Bayern have signed French defender Benjamin Pavard from VfB Stuggart for next season.

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