According to the British publication, TalkSport, Chelsea have turned down a £20m offer from Bayern Munich for the highly-rated youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Regarded as one of the hottest young prospects in the Premier League, Hudson-Odoi is also one of the most promising talents Chelsea’s youth academy has produced in years.
The 18-year-old winger has registered two Europa League starts for the Blues this season, scoring his opening senior goal against PAOK.
The prosperous teenager has drawn the attention of the Bundesliga giants, who are looking to bolster their attack in the January transfer window.
With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery entering the final stage of their careers, the Bavarians have to find suitable replacements for their aging stars.
The injury-prone Kingsley Coman and improving Serge Gnabry are currently the only alternatives Niko Kovac has at his disposal, which is why the reigning Bundesliga holders have to make something out of the upcoming transfer session.
However, the Pensioners are not willing to renounce their rising star for less than £40m, especially considering uncertainty over Eden Hazard’s future.
Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic is closing in on his move to the London outfit, which could further restrict Hudson-Odoi’s first-team action.