Salihamidzic: Bayern Munich remain in talks for Hudson-Odoi

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during Carabao Cup Semi-Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on January 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic revealed that talks remain ongoing between Bayern Munich and Chelsea over a deal for Callum Hudson-Odoi

The 18-year-old winger’s frustration with his lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge this season has alerted Bayern to his possible availability in this month’s transfer window.

Now Salihamidzic, who confirmed Bayern’s interest last week, reiterated his admiration for Hudson-Odoi.

“We want to sign the player. I am fully convinced of his abilities, we are in talks with Chelsea, ” Salihamidzic told Bild.

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“Both [end-of-season signing Benjamin Pavard and Hudson-Odoi] are not finished players yet, but we have many leaders in our team, that’s why it would not be a problem if no player came in the transfer window.

“We have to find a good mix between young talents and experienced leadership players.”

The Bosnian also said that more talks will be held with Atletico Madrid for defender Lucas Hernandez, but added that it’s unlikely he will arrive at Munich this month.