Premier League side Chelsea FC will report Bayern Munich to FIFA on the off chance that they discover that the Bundesliga champions have been ‘tapping up‘ Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The sensational youngster is being linked with a £35million move to Bayern Munich in the wake of struggling for game time at Stamford Bridge – though he has started the last two league cup games, including the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Tottenham on Tuesday.
As reported by Goal.com, Bayern Munich have tabled the fourth bid worth £35 million ($45m) for the 18-year-old Blue’s winger, likewise offering him the opportunity to don the famous No.10 shirt in an attempt to persuade him to move to Allianz Arena.
Despite the fact that Bayern are viewed as one of the heavyweights of European football, the West-London club will act should they find that Bayern made any illegal way to deal with Hudson-Odoi.
‘Tapping up’ in football portrays the unlawful routine with regards to clubs twisting the tenets to sign a player, which includes reaching the player, family or their agent without the consent of the club holding their registration.
He made four appearances last season in the wake of helping England win the Under-17 World Cup.
But after a shining pre-season, the forward has been confined to Europa League action and only 42 minutes of Premier League football this term. Hudson-Odoi joined Chelsea aged 6 but has looked beyond the Premier League to see Jadon Sancho’s quick ascent at Dortmund, amusingly to the detriment of Stamford Bridge-bound Pulisic.
Chelsea presently can’t seem to settle on a decision over the most recent bid tabled for the 18-year-old, with Hudson-Odoi slowing down on renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge which will end in 2020, it would appear a move to Germany is inescapable.
Should they choose to acknowledge the offer, Hudson-Odoi would rank as the third biggest signing in Bavarian’s history, after Javi Martinez and Corentin Tolisso.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic clarified that the club are keen on securing the services of Hudson-Odoi, affirming to journalists on Wednesday that he is on their January transfer wishlist.
“He’s a very interesting player that we really want to sign,” he said. “He has qualities that suit our game. He’s a strong dribbler, fast, and carries a goal threat.”