Bayern Munich have increased their bid for Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson Odoi to £35 million.
The German champions have had two bids for the England under-19 international of £20 million and £30 million rejected by Chelsea, but are hoping that the revised offer will be enough to tempt the Stamford Bridge outfit to part with one of their brightest young talents.
And they are trying to entice the player to Germany by promising him the number 10 shirt currently worn by Arjen Robben.
Chelsea are desperate to hang on to the player and are trying to piece together a package that will convince him to stay in West London. However, the issue at point for Hudson-Odoi, according to The Sun is playing time. Unless Chelsea can give him guarantees about a regular starting berth, then, at this stage of his career, he may be better to move to The Bundesliga and a guarantee of top flight football every week.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.