Chelsea have denied Callum Hudson-Odoi’s transfer request, blocking the teenager’s hope of a January exit to join Bayern Munich, as per reports.
Hudson-Odoi hoped to escalate matters at the end of last week in pursuit of a move to the Bundesliga champions, personally delivering his request for a winter move.
However, he will now have to wait until at least the summer to receive his exit, with Bayern likely to come back for Hudson-Odoi at the end of the season.
The last official offer from the Bundesliga giants was a deal for £35 million ($46m), though after Hudson-Odoi’s transfer request the Bavarians were willing to negotiate further.
A move to Bayern is still likely to be Hudson-Odoi’s preferred destination next season, but rejecting a sale now provides the Blues with an opportunity to further work to convince the 18-year-old his future is best served by remaining at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi’s current contract runs out in the summer of 2020 and the winger has thus far rejected all offers by Chelsea to renew it, despite promises of improved playing time and wages of at least £70,000-a-week.