Connect with us

Sports

Chelsea REJECT loan bid with £70m option to buy from Bayern Munich for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi

Published

on

chelsea reject loan bid with 70m option to buy from bayern munich for winger callum hudson odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi is at the centre of an extraordinary power struggle between Chelsea and Bayern Munich after the European Champions made a huge bid, understood to be more than £70m, to take the 19-year-old to Germany.

Chelsea have turned down the offer, which was for Hudson-Odoi to join on loan this season with an option to buy him at a fixed price next summer but Bayern are expected to bid again before Monday’s deadline, determined to sign the player they came close to signing in January 2019. 

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reiterated after the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, in which Hudson-Odoi started and played well, that he wanted the winger to stay and the club is reluctant to let him go on loan now that he has broken back into the first team. 

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich

But it is likely that the player will want to consider the Bayern move as he has become increasingly peripheral at Chelsea, after making an England debut at the age at 18 in March 2019, when he broke Duncan Edwards’ record of becoming the youngest player to make his England debut in a competitive game.

After signing a new contract at Chelsea in the summer of 2019, he came back from a serious Achilles injury but has seemed unlikely to start this season after the signings of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, all of whom can play in wide positions, with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic, when fit, also seemingly more likely to play.

By contrast Bayern manager Hansi Flick described Hudson-Odoi in glowing terms and it seems he is more wanted at Bayern, though Lampard attempted to dispel that notion after the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Bayern had an initial offer of more than £70million rejected for the England international

Bayern had an initial offer of more than £70million rejected for the England international

Bayern had an initial offer of more than £70million rejected for the England international

Hudson-Odoi played 83 minutes as Chelsea won 4-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday

Hudson-Odoi played 83 minutes as Chelsea won 4-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday

Hudson-Odoi played 83 minutes as Chelsea won 4-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday

Flick said: ‘He is one of the greatest talents in that position. He can play wide and as a No.10 so it’s entirely legitimate that we at Bayern Munich are interested in him.’ Bayern have Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman to play wide but it is understood Hudson-Odoi is expected to start regularly at the club, which is a huge draw, given Bayern’s stature and current status.

Lampard said Chelsea would only let him go if it suited the club but also suggested Hudson-Odoi’s own wishes would be taken into account.

‘There is no definitive answer,’ said Lampard. ‘By Monday we’ll know the definitive answer. If Bayern have declared their interest that’s one thing. But everything that happens on Monday will be what is good for the club, because Callum’s our player.

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick described the Chelsea youngster in glowing terms

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick described the Chelsea youngster in glowing terms

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick described the Chelsea youngster in glowing terms

Frank Lampard stressed that Chelsea would only let Hudson-Odoi leave if it suited the club

Frank Lampard stressed that Chelsea would only let Hudson-Odoi leave if it suited the club

Frank Lampard stressed that Chelsea would only let Hudson-Odoi leave if it suited the club

‘Also what Callum wants will come into consideration. At the minute I want Callum part of my squad, particularly when he’s offering up what he offered up in the second half and when he came on against West Brom.

‘I think Callum’s performance particularly in the second half today when he got more aggressive and got past his full back on the outside was exactly what he needs to show

‘Because Callum absolutely has the ability and pace and ability on the ball to do that and put crosses in which he started to do. Callum is absolutely part of our plans here. We have Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech to come back into play, we need options on the wings and I was very pleased with him.’

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sports

UFC 254 LIVE REACTION: Khabib RETIRES, McGregor responds, champ ‘had suffered BROKEN foot and toes’ just WEEKS ago

Published

on

By

ufc 254 live reaction khabib retires mcgregor responds champ had suffered broken foot and toes just weeks ago
OFF PLATFORM KHABIB 4

‘NUMBERS DON’T LIE’

Jon Jones has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter.

The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje.

Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island.

But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’.

Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA.

That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre.

Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said: “There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it

However, the current P4P king Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request.

Writing on Twitter, he wrote: “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ.”

He then tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.”

‘Bones’ then wrote: “I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career.

“I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today.

“May God continue to bless him on his journey.”

The American then added: “Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not clouded.”

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

Continue Reading

Sports

UFC 254 REACTION LIVE: Khabib RETIRES, McGregor messages, champ ‘had suffered BROKEN foot and toes’ just weeks ago

Published

on

By

ufc 254 reaction live khabib retires mcgregor messages champ had suffered broken foot and toes just weeks ago
OFF PLATFORM KHABIB 4

‘NUMBERS DON’T LIE’

Jon Jones has rejected Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim he is the best pound-for-pound fighter.

The UFC lightweight champion stretched his unbeaten record as a pro to 29-0 in MMA on Saturday night with victory over Justin Gaethje.

Many felt it was ‘The Eagle’s’ biggest test yet as he took on the American at UFC 254 on Fight Island.

But the Dagestani fighter left everyone in no doubt who the top dog was as he needed less than ten minutes to see off the man dubbed ‘The Highlight’.

Khabib, 32, shocked everybody afterwards by announcing his retirement from MMA.

That is despite him being linked with mega-money matches against old foe Conor McGregor or his hero Georges St. Pierre.

Inside the octagon after his latest win, he said: “There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world because I deserve it

However, the current P4P king Jones quickly refuted Khabib’s request.

Writing on Twitter, he wrote: “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ.”

He then tweeted: “15 world titles, numbers don’t lie.”

‘Bones’ then wrote: “I want to congratulate Khabib for an outstanding career.

“I know he made his father along with millions of fans around the world incredibly proud today.

“May God continue to bless him on his journey.”

The American then added: “Definitely a powerful moment, but my logic is definitely not clouded.”

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

Continue Reading

Sports

Who is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife, how many children does UFC star have with her, and where do couple live?

Published

on

By

who is khabib nurmagomedovs wife how many children does ufc star have with her and where do couple live

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV defended his UFC title at UFC 254, and has now retired as one of the greatest fighters to ever grace the Octagon.

After his famous victory over Conor McGregor, Khabib become a household name – but who is his wife and what do we know about her?

 Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye - this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova

2

Khabib married his wife in 2013, but she has kept out of the public eye – this is him with Russian TV presenter Olga Buzova

What is the name of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife?

The 32-year-old married his better half in June 2013, celebrating their fifth anniversary earlier this year.

But out of respect for his family, her name has never been revealed to the general public.

Khabib has kept his private life private, with his Instagram page having zero pictures of his wife or children.

 Khabib and his wife married in a traditional wedding

2

Khabib and his wife married in a traditional wedding

How many children do they have?

The couple have two children, first welcoming a baby girl on June 1, 2015.

Two years later, Khabib’s wife gave birth to a boy on December 30, 2017.

While it is unknown to the public as to the name of their daughter, it has previously been revealed they called their son Mohammed.

Where do they live?

The Nurmagomedov family reside in Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan.

The capital city has suffered trouble following the Second Chechen War that ended in 2009.

In sporting terms, it is more known for its main football club, Anzhi Makhachkala, who signed current Arsenal star Willian and Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o under the ownership of oligarch Suleyman Kerimov seven years ago.

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 DiazHub.