Callum Hudson-Odoi: Bayern Munich revive interest in Chelsea winger

Hudson-Odoi was subject of multiple bids, including one believed to be £35m, from Bundesliga club last January

Callum Hudson-Odoi in action against Sheffield United
Image: Callum Hudson-Odoi came off the bench in Chelsea's Premier League opener at Brighton on Monday

Bayern Munich have revived their interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to Sky in Germany.

Hudson-Odoi was the subject of multiple bids, including one believed to be £35m, from the Bundesliga club last January and was widely linked with the Champions League holders once again last summer.

However, the England international, 19, signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea last September and made 33 appearances for the Premier League side during Frank Lampard's first season in charge.

Chelsea have signed attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech from Ajax for £33.3m and Germany international Kai Havertz for £75.8m, which has increased competition further in wide attacking berths for Lampard's starting line-up.

Hudson-Odoi came off the bench to replace summer signing Havertz in the 80th minute of Chelsea's 3-1 Premier League victory at Brighton on Monday.

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RB Leipzig and Juventus are also believed to want to sign Hudson-Odoi this summer, ahead of deadline day on October 5.

Hudson-Odoi has scored eight goals for Chelsea since he made his senior debut for the club in January 2018.

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