Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the German giants still want to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea and that they will in probability launch another bid in the summer.
The Bavarians had launched a series of bids for the youngster, only for Chelsea to rebuff all attempts to sign him, with Blues manager Maurizio Sarri criticising the club for their approach while also confirming that the club hierarchy had assured him that Hudson-Odoi will remain at Stamford Bridge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Callum Hudson-Odoi: “Hasan is a bit like Uli. In the past we often had transfers that did not work out in the first try – but in the second. And just as I know Hasan, he will work on making it happen in the second try” [TZ] pic.twitter.com/Pn3j90vZ0t
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However, Bayern’s executive board chairman Rummenigge has indicated that Hudson-Odoi will again be a top target for the Bundesliga champions when the window re-opens.
“I guess Hasan is a bit like [Bayern president] Uli [Hoeness]. 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,” he said as quoted by fourfourtwo.
The defending Bundesliga champions who are set to lose stalwarts Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in the summer, are currently looking to refresh their squad, with the intention of adding more youngsters as they look towards the future.