Chelsea star tipped to give Frank Lampard late transfer headache with request
Callum Hudson-Odoi isn’t expected to be one of the players Chelsea are looking to offload before the transfer window closes on October 5, but Ian Wright believes the player will be pushing to join Bayern Munich. The Blues have been the busiest team in the transfer window this summer bringing in seven new faces with a host of players also leaving on loan.
There aren’t expected to be any more incomings, although reports have suggested there is still interest in Declan Rice.
More likely though is a few more fringe players leaving Stamford Bridge before Monday.
Marcos Alonso, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko are among those set to leave the Blues in the next few days.
One area where Lampard is also well stocked of first-class options though is in the attacking positions.
The arrivals of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech have bolstered Chelsea’s attacking threat, albeit the latter is currently injured.
Christian Pulisic is also recovering from an injury he suffered at the back-end of last season.
That’s given Hudson-Odoi the chance to play regular minutes so far this season.
He started both games in the Carabao Cup while coming off the bench to score in the recent 3-3 draw against West Brom.
Lampard has made it clear that he wants Hudson-Odoi at the club for the season, but Bayern Munich have reportedly revived their interest from 18 months ago.
The Bundesliga giants are said to be keen on a loan move and former Arsenal striker Wright believes it’s an opportunity that Hudson-Odoi should be pushing to make happen.
“Someone like Callum Hudson-Odoi has a massive weight on his mind thinking, ‘what’s going to happen to me when Ziyech starts playing and Pulisic’,” he said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show.
“It’s something, if I’m him, I’d be looking at very seriously.
“As tough as it’s going to be to get back in the Chelsea side – ofcourse it’s going to be tough getting into Bayern Munich – but if they want you then it’s going to work for you out there.
“He’s going to play at Bayern Munich whether it’s in and out [of the squad].
“He’s going to cause problems because he’s one of the most talented players to have come out of that Chelsea academy for many years.”
Chelsea are back in action on Saturday when they take on Crystal Palace before the international break.