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Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea that he wants to leave the club, submitting a transfer request with Bayern Munich ready to make a new £40million bid.
The Chelsea teenager is set on a move to the Bundesliga champions and if it doesn’t happen this week he will press for a move in the summer when the fee will be around £10m.
With RB Leipzig now also in the running, offering Chelsea £20m but crucially the opportunity of a buy-back clause, the next few days will determine the immediate future of the England Under-17 World Cup winner.
Chelsea do not want to lose Hudson-Odoi and have offered him a new deal, worth around £80,000 a week.
They feel that the 18-year-old, who has 61 minutes in the Premier League so far this season but started four games in the Europa League, FA Cup and in the Carabao Cup, a semi-final against Spurs, is receiving the right amount of opportunities for his age and want his development to continue.
They expect him to be a first-team regular soon and impressing on him that competition will be as tough at Bayern.
Maurizio Sarri has also said that he wants him to stay. But Bayern expect him to take over Arjen Robben’s No 10 shirt and are unlikely to commit so much money to a teenager without expecting him to go straight into their first team, with Robben and Franck Ribery leaving in the summer.
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