Bayern still in talks with Chelsea for Hudson-Odoi

Bayern Munich is “fully convinced” of Callum Hudson-Odoi’s ability and remain in talks to sign him from Chelsea, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says.

The Bundesliga side has made several bids for the 18-year-old winger, but Chelsea are stalling on their latest £35 million offer as they hope to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Bayern have made no secret of their desire to bring in the England Under 19 international, with Salihamidzic revealing last week that they “really want to sign” him.

But Salihamidzic says the Bavarian side are not giving up on landing their top target just yet, despite Chelsea’s attempts to discourage them.

“We want to sign the player,” he told Sport Bild. “I am fully convinced of his abilities. We are in talks with Chelsea.”

Bayern is yet to confirm if they will keep James Rodriguez on a permanent deal as his two-year loan from Real Madrid enters its final months.

“We’ll look at the second half of the season and draw the right conclusions,” he added. “That would not be Bayern’s style. If we decide on a player then he remains part of Bayern.”

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