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Bayern Munich ‘leading the chase’ for Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich ‘leading the chase’ for Callum Hudson-Odoi as Chelsea starlet struggles for playing time at Stamford Bridge

  • A number of clubs are interested in Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi 
  • The Englishman has 18 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge
  • He is stalling on signing an extension due to his lack of first-team opportunities

Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Bayern Munich are leading the way in the race to sign young Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Bundesliga champions are hoping to seal a move for the 18-year-old in January.

The Englishman has 18 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge but is stalling on signing an extension due to his lack of first-team opportunities. 

Bayern Munich are leading the way in the race to sign Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich are leading the way in the race to sign Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi

Hudson-Odoi (centre) in action during the Chelsea training session in Cobham on Tuesday

Hudson-Odoi (centre) in action during the Chelsea training session in Cobham on Tuesday

Hudson-Odoi (centre) in action during the Chelsea training session in Cobham on Tuesday

Hudson-Odoi has watched fellow English youngster Jadon Sancho flourish since swapping the Premier League for Germany and is now tempted to follow in his footsteps.

Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal are also interested in the Under-17 World Cup but Bayern are leading the chase, according to The Sun.

The German giants missed out on Sancho and don’t want to make the same mistake again with a player that they believe could be a long-term successor to wing duo Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.  

The Blues are unwilling to sell the homegrown starlet and any potential deal would require a significant transfer fee.

Bundesliga giants Bayern are hoping to seal a move for the 18-year-old forward in January

Bundesliga giants Bayern are hoping to seal a move for the 18-year-old forward in January

Bundesliga giants Bayern are hoping to seal a move for the 18-year-old forward in January

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