Chelsea star Hudson-Odoi at centre of three-way transfer battle between Bayern Munich, Juventus and RB Leipzig

CHELSEA star Callum Hudson-Odoi is at the centre of a three-way transfer battle between some of Europe's biggest clubs, reports say.

The 19-year-old hotshot has become of renewed interest to Bayern Munich following their failed pursuit of him last year.

But their Bundesliga rivals – and Italian giants Juventus – are also believed to be keen on the Blues winger.

Sky Germany reports that Bayern's interest is back on, despite the world-class talent that would already be ahead of Hudson-Odoi, like Serge Gnabry and Champions League final scorer Kingsley Coman.

They are still on the hunt for a winger after failing to secure Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic.

The Bundesliga champions would reportedly favour a loan move with an option to buy capture Hudson Odoi, but have yet to make an official approach.

The Champions League winners were close to gaining his signature 18 months ago after Hudson-Odoi's Chelsea handed in a transfer request amid then-manager Maurizio Sarri's reluctancy to play him.

But he did eventually put his name to a five-year contract 12 months ago after Lampard replaced the Italian in the dugout.

But with a raft of new signings pushing the teenager further away from first-team football, speculation has now renewed.

Juventus are also interested and RB Leipzig have reportedly asked about the availability of the player – but the German club's finances will likely stop them from making a move.


The English international's new contract put him on £120,000 a week and even a loan agreement would be difficult for Julian Nagelsmann's team, says the report.

The arrival of attacking talent Timo Werner and Kai Havertz – who both featured in Chelsea's win last night – along with Hakim Ziyech has made Hudson-Odoi's first team chances look doubtful.

The trio were signed for a combined cost of £150 million and will be likely jump ahead of the academy product, who has struggled for form after a long-term Achilles injury.

He made 22 appearances last season and managed one goal and five assists.

Lampard gave him a run out last night at Brighton but he unable to make an impact off the bench.

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