Bayern Munich increase bid for Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi

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Hudson-Odoi, 18, played 79 minutes in Chelsea's Carabao Cup semifinal first leg defeat to Tottenham at Wembley on Tuesday despite huge question marks over his future.

Bayern will have been particularly interested to see whether or not their transfer target, who only turned 18 two months ago, would sink or swim but there was no hint of the pressure getting to Hudson-Odoi.

Maurizio Sarri wants a new midfielder for Chelsea after advising Cesc Fabregas to leave the club for the good of his career. "Yes, I want to speak to him only about the pitch, about movements, the defensive phase and I am really very happy because he is improving that in a very important way in the last month". Quizzed on whether the 18-year-old should move to the Bundesliga giants, Sarri disagreed, saying: "I don't think so. Why?"

Sarri claimed to be in the dark over suggestions Fabregas was already in Monte Carlo, adding: "I don't know, yesterday he had a free day for the injury, so I don't know".

Chelsea are a club often criticised for their approach to young players, and bringing through new talent.

As a result, Hudson-Odoi is itching for a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Bayern looking like the most likely destination.

Victor of two FA Youth Cups with Chelsea, as well as the Under-17 World Cup with England, Hudson-Odoi made his first team debut last January in an FA Cup tie with Newcastle.

"All I can say about Callum Hudson-Odoi is that I think he's a good player and he's a player who we have a great interest in", Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Wednesday.

Hudson-Odoi will hope to feature for Chelsea when they tackle Newcastle United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Henry said on Monday, according to Monaco's official Twitter account: "Since I left Arsenal, we talk every two or three days and that hasn't changed in recent days. To stay here is better for him". "Some times he will be on the bench but I think I can start to consider him on the same level as Willian and Pedro".

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