Rummenigge: Bayern Will Be Back For Hudson-Odoi

Rummenigge: Bayern Will Be Back For Hudson-Odoi

Max Wise

Executive Board chairman of German champions Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, says the Bavarians will relaunch their efforts to sign Chelsea's English teenager Callum-Hudson Odoi in the summer.

Bayern Munich had a series of bids rejected by the six-time English champions in the just-ended January transfer window as the Blues held firm in their stance to keep hold of their academy graduate.

Bayern Munich will lose veterans Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery in the summer and they see Hudson-Odoi as a replacement for the departing duo.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri maintained this week that Hudson-Odoi has a duty of loyalty to Chelsea having been at the club since he was eight years old but the English youngster wants to depart for more game time.

Hasan Salihamidzic, who is Bayern Munich's sporting director irked Chelsea with his public pursuit of Hudson-Odoi but Rummenigge is not too concerned about his approach.

"I guess Hasan is a bit like [Bayern president] Uli [Hoeness]," Rummenigge told Goal and Spox.

"We also had transfers in the past that didn't work at the first attempt but at the second. And that's what we will work on now."

"To lay down a marker costs money. We want the best quality players here at Bayern and Hasan is absolutely convinced of that player."

Bayern Munich travel to take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday looking to cut a six-point deficit on leaders Borussia Dortmund.