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Bayern and Borussia Dortmund prepare bidding war for Chelsea star

Callum Hudson-Odoi

German giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will battle it out for England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi’s signature this summer.

Bayern failed to land Hudson-Odoi in January, despite the Chelsea winger unhappy to be struggling for minutes at Stamford Bridge this season.

And they could now face stiff competition for the 18-year-old if title challengers Dortmund fail to fend off interest from Manchester United for fellow teenager Jadon Sancho (opens in new tab), who could cost as much as £100 million.

Hudson-Odoi has been included in the senior England squad for this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro, despite not making a Premier League start for Chelsea yet this season.

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While Chelsea, who face a UEFA-imposed transfer ban this summer, turned down upwards of £35 million for Hudson-Odoi from Bayern, the current Bundesliga champions are preparing for a bidding war with Dortmund, according to The Telegraph (opens in new tab)

Hudson-Odoi has less than 18 months left on his current contract with the Blues, but is so far reluctant to put pen to paper on an extension.

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Conor Pope
Conor Pope

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.