The Times says that Bayern Munich have rekindled their long-standing interest in Chelsea striker Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of the summer transfer season.
Bayern Munich had serious interest in the 20-year-old in January 2019, but the Blues rejected four bids, the largest of which was £35 million.
Hudson-Odoi has made little progress with the Blues since, although he remains on Bayern Munich’s radar.
According to reports, the club is preparing to unload its graduate this summer. Bayern Munich have been heavily tipped to make another bid for the England international.
When Hudson-Odoi made his Blues debut in the 2018/19 season, he was touted as the club’s next big thing from the academy.
His season was cut short by a catastrophic Achilles injury, and he has struggled to get consistent playing time since his return.
Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, and Hakim Ziyech have all been added in recent years to boost the offensive department.
Mason Mount has also risen from the club’s ranks, while Hudson-Odoi is now considered a fringe talent.
When Thomas Tuchel was named manager of the club in January, he was given a series of starts at the right wing-back position.
Within a few weeks, he fell behind Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order.
The £120,000-a-week star may need a change of scenery in order to resurrect his career, and long-time fans Bayern Munich may be the right destination.
The club recently parted ways with Douglas Costa during his loan spell from Juventus, leaving the roster with only three veteran wingers.
Bayern Munich’s wide offensive players were often rotated under previous coach Hansi Flick, and Julian Nagelsmann might follow suit.
Nagelsmann is renowned for eliciting the greatest performances from young and talented players, and Hudson-Odoi may have the ideal foundation to succeed.
He will have competition from Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, and Leroy Sane, but has a greater chance of establishing himself in the first squad.