The Independent have today reported that Bayern Munich have “given up” on signing Callum Hudson-Odoi, but may still make bids for him this summer.
The German club made a host of offers in January, causing the young winger to hand in a transfer request at the club. However Chelsea held strong, and now the appointment of Frank Lampard has reportedly changed the youngsters mind.
With a transfer ban in place, there’s just no chance that Chelsea let CHO go. But in that case, and given that Bayern have apparently accepted that that’s the case, why are the German club still possibly going to make further bids for him this summer? According to the Independent, for purely nefarious purposes.
The paper claims that “if any bid were to materialise, it would be done so in hope of deterring the 18 year old from committing to a new long-term deal.”
There’s no evidence of that, but one can certainly see it as a possibility. The German giants haven’t seen anything as too low for them in the chase for our talented youngster, tantalising him with big offers to stop him signing a new contract would be nothing new, in reality.