Callum Hudson-Odoi has played up to the transfer deadline speculation around his future by posting a photo of himself on Instagram outside a private jet just hours before the window closes. The Chelsea winger has once again been linked with a late move to Bayern Munich with the Bundesliga giants reviving their interest from 18 months ago.
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Bayern had been willing to pay close to £40million to sign Hudson-Odoi in January 2019.
Chelsea though were reluctant to sell as they saw Hudson-Odoi as a key part of their future.
But Hudson-Odoi’s place in Frank Lampard’s side has come under question given the club’s summer recruitment.
While Willian and Pedro have left the club, Chelsea have brought in Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to bolster their attacking options.
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Hudson-Odoi has been a regular in the side through their opening games of the season, but that could change after the international break with both Ziyech and Christian Pulisic returning to full fitness.
Mason Mount has also been favoured by Lampard in their opening fixtures, raising questions over Hudson-Odoi’s future at the club.
And with just hours left of the transfer window on Monday, Hudson-Odoi played up to the speculation around interest from Bayern by simply posting a photo on Instagram of him stood outside a private jet.
There was no caption on the post but some Chelsea fans were concerned that meant he was off to Germany.
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One concerned Chelsea supporter wrote: “Don’t tell me you’re going to Munich already.”
Another commented: “Please stay at Chelsea.”
A third wrote: “I’m just hoping you’re not in Germany.”
But Peter Crouch believes Chelsea would be best selling the teenager and try and agree a buyback clause like Liverpool have done with Rhian Brewster.
“It comes down to what Frank thinks of the player [Callum Hudson-Odoi],” he said on BT Sport.
“It is clear Hudson-Odoi has potential, and he’ll improve.
“But has he improved since he was that 18-year-old who burst onto the scene and took our breath away? Maybe not.
“I do not think he has improved at the level that I think they would have thought he would.
“Maybe it is time [to cash in]. You look at Liverpool cashing in on Rhian Brewster.
“If you can get a buy-back clause and a potential sell-on fee it might not be a bad deal given the amount of money and the investments Chelsea have already made.”
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