Chelsea ‘demanded Bayern Munich pay a penalty clause if Callum Hudson-Odoi didn’t play enough games’ on loan as well as an obligation to buy winger for over £70m as club’s deal-maker Marina Granovskaia played hardball with German giants
- Bayern Munich ramped up interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi late this summer
- The Bundesliga giants have been long-term admirers of the Chelsea winger
- However, Bayern failed in their loan bid for the 19-year-old England star
- Chelsea played hardball with Bayern as they looked to keep Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea fended off late interest from Bayern Munich in Callum Hudson-Odoi by reportedly looking to insert clauses in any potential loan deal that would put the Bundesliga giants off signing the youngster.
Bayern, who have held a long-term interest in Hudson-Odoi, ramped up their pursuit of the Chelsea star once again late in the summer transfer window but they eventually came up short in their loan bid.
And according to Sport Bild, as Bayern went on the offensive in their pursuit of Hudson-Odoi by making several phone calls to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, she played hardball with his suitors.
Bayern Munich failed in a late loan pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer
Marina Granovskaia (pictured with Hudson-Odoi after signing a new deal in 2019) played hardball with the Bundesliga giants
Chelsea reportedly wanted to insert various clauses into his contract if he moved to Bayern on loan, including a penalty clause if he didn’t play enough games for the club.
The Blues also demanded an obligation for Bayern to buy the winger for over £70million if he reached a certain number of appearances at the Allianz Arena.
Therefore, any loan deal would have turned into a costly project for the Champions League winners, who eventually decided to break things off with Chelsea.
The 19-year-old has started the last two games for Chelsea and seems to have forced his way into the first team, so the Blues were determined not to let him leave.
Hansi Flick hailed the talent of Hudson-Odoi as they chased a loan deal for Chelsea youngster
After signing a new contract at Chelsea in September 2019, Hudson-Odoi came back from a serious Achilles injury but 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.
And after the German side’s interest in Hudson-Odoi became well known again, Hansi Flick described him in glowing terms.
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.’
But Frank Lampard since decided that he wanted to keep Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge, although there is a chance Bayern…