Bayern Munich Reignite Interest in Chelsea Forward Callum Hudson-Odoi

Oct 1, 2020, 6:00 PM GMT+1
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Callum Hudson-Odoi is again being linked with Bayern Munich | Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Bayern Munich have reignited their interest in Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports in Germany.

Die Roten previously targeted the England international back in 2019, coming very close to securing a deal before he signed a contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

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Hudson-Odoi has been capped several times for England | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

According to Bild, Bayern are ready to once again make a ploy for Hudson-Odoi, albeit only on loan. Hansi Flick has made clear his desire to bring in another winger to relieve the pressure on Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is keen to fulfil Flick's wish, and Hudson-Odoi has been earmarked as the ideal short term solution.

Bayern previously explored the option of signing Atletico Madrid's Thomas Lemar, but concluded that the deal did not make sense financially. Negotiations over the signing of Hoffenheim forward Andrej Kramaric were dropped for the same reason.

Bayern have already spent just over £40m on Sané this summer and after a big spend during the last summer window, they are on the lookout for cheaper finds.

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Sané has already switched the Premier League for life in Bavaria this season | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Hudson-Odoi represents a fairly well priced deal and the player could be interested in making the switch to the Bundesliga. Competition for places is set to be fierce at Chelsea this season thanks to the vast array of attacking talent at Frank Lampard's disposal.

Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz have both been recruited at significant expense, while Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount will also be vying for a spot in the Blues frontline. Because of this, Hudson-Odoi may fancy his chances breaking in the Bayern setup.

It is understood Salihamidzic has kept in close contact with Bradley Hudson-Odoi, the player's brother and advisor, since the initial move fell through last year and this existing relationship could speed negotiations along.