​Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has confirmed that the club will not make another bid for Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi this month.

The Bavarian side had been heavily linked with the 18-year-old over the course of the transfer window, and have seen numerous bids for the winger rejected, while Hudson-Odoi saw a transfer request rejected by Chelsea as he looked to push a move through. 

Hudson-Odoi was left out the squad for ​Chelsea’s recent 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth

ahead of the deadline. However, Kovac has since confirmed that Die Roten will not be conducting any further business this month.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

As quoted by ​Goal, he said: “We will no longer be active in the transfer market. The teams do not want to let their players leave. We have a good and big squad.

“Franck [Ribery] and Arjen [Robben] have been training, so I have to leave one, two at home anyway. That’s why it does not make sense for us to get three or four more players.”

Hudson-Odoi has two goals in three assists for ​Chelsea‘s first-team this season, although the England U19 international has reportedly become frustrated by his lack of game time under Maurizio Sarri. 

​Bayern‘s chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has also spoken on the specualtion surrounding the club’s efforts to sign Hudson-Odoi, and believes the club are well placed to cope without signing him.

He added: “I spoke to Hasan [Salihamidzic] at 15.30, to ask if we will do anything. He answered ‘no’. Even without Hudson-Odoi we now have five wingers, so we can get through to the end of the season.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi,Maurizio Sarri

It’s unclear whether the Bundesliga side will return in the summer to try and sign Hudson-Odoi, although ​Sarri has insisted that the starlet will remain at Stamford Bridge even beyond the summer, while branding him ‘the future of Chelsea and English football’. 


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