Callum Hudson-Odoi is a wanted man.
The 18-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea and clubs around Europe have been alerted to his situation.
Bayern Munich have made multiple bids for the winger, and are readying a £30 million bid in the summer.
Hudson-Odoi’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer of 2020 and there haven’t been substantial talks surrounding an extension since January.
Chelsea want the winger to stay and have offered him £85,000-per-week. But, per the Daily Mail, it’s been made clear to the Blues that money is not an issue and Hudson-Odoi’s development is more important at this stage of his career.
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And as things stand, the England international isn’t a major part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans. He’s yet to start a Premier League game under the Italian and received just 274 minutes of competitive action before Christmas.
The situation is further complicated by Chelsea’s transfer ban, as well as Real Madrid’s likely interest in Eden Hazard in the summer.
Man United join chase to sign Hudson-Odoi
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have also expressed an interest in signing Hudson-Odoi and now, another major player has joined the hunt.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester United will fight to sign Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to get the manager’s job at Old Trafford on a permanent basis and weakening Chelsea, while also beating Liverpool to Hudson-Odoi’s signing, would be a great move.
The west London club would be very reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival though, so at this point it’s hard to see him joining the Red Devils.
Especially with Bayern Munich so keen to sign him.
The Bundesliga giants view the teenager as a crucial part of their rebuild and have offered him Arjen Robben’s No.10 shirt, with the Dutchman leaving at the end of the season.
Gareth Southgate believes Chelsea’s transfer ban, which they are appealing, could help increase the opportunities presented to Hudson-Odoi.
“If you look at number of appearances, he has actually been on the field quite a lot and I know how much faith Maurizio has in him,” the England manager said, per the Mail.
“He’s maturing well. His progress is good and, given that Chelsea could have a restriction on signing people, then his opportunities will come.”