Bayern Munich confirm interest in Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Bayern are believed to have met Chelsea's asking price of £35million and, with the 18-year-old unwilling to discuss a new contract, a move seems to be edging closer during the January transfer window.

His sole Premier League appearance so far this season was as an injury replacement in a 2-1 win at Watford on December 26.

The German giants have been working overtime in a bid to snap up Hudson-Odoi, who has just 18 months left on his contract at Chelsea and who has set his heart on a switch to the Allianz Arena.

Bayern will have been particularly interested to see whether or not their transfer target, who only turned 18 two months ago, would sink or swim but there was no hint of the pressure getting to Hudson-Odoi.

"What I can say: We like the player and take a great interest in signing him".

"To stay here is better for him", Sarri said.

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There is a chance that Kingsbury could still take an offensive coordinator position in the National Football League as well. He finished his tenure with the club with a mark of 35-40, never finishing higher than fifth in the Big 12.

Hudson-Odoi would certainly fill one of those voids and, if he does move, would continue the trend of young English players thriving in the Bundesliga.

And last Saturday, there were a few on show against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

"Chelsea I think will extend two of those deals, they would like to extend two of those three deals. Now with the midfielders we are in trouble, I think, because I don't know the [injury] situation of Ruben [Loftus-Cheek], if it is serious or not", he said.

"I don't think they're going to be the dominant team they were, they've got a lot of older players in the team now". He's not at a mid-table club thinking 'why am I not playing?' it's Willian, Pedro, proper players.

Chelsea remain desperate to convince Hudson-Odoi to stay and Maurizio Sarri's decision to start him against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semifinal first leg on Tuesday was part of that charm offensive. I can advise him, but at the end of the day he decides about his future.

Chelsea are a club often criticised for their approach to young players, and bringing through new talent.