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SPORT BILD reveals why Hudson-Odoi to Bayern failed

One of the major transfer sagas late in the summer window was the renewed interest from Bayern Munich in Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Chelsea winger was reportedly keen on a move to Bayern, who pursued him doggedly in 2019.

But the two clubs could not reach an agreement for the 19-year-old and SPORT BILD has revealed why.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic called his Chelsea counterpart, the tough negotiating Marina Granovskaia, several times.

And after a number of discussions, there were still major differences in the design of the loan deal.

Chelsea wanted to incorporate various clauses into Hudson-Odoi’s proposed move to the Allianz Arena.

One of them was a financial penalty if the England starlet did not make enough appearances.

Granovskaia also insisted on a €77m obligation to buy if Hudson-Odoi played a certain number of games.

The loan would have been a costly transfer from the start and Bayern ‘used common sense’, calling off talks.

Instead, the Bundesliga champions agreed a deal with Juventus to re-sign Douglas Costa on loan for the season.

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