Chelsea to offer CHO in exchange for Bayern winger

Date published: Monday 19th July 2021 3:01 - Jason Soutar

Kingsley Coman

Chelsea could offer Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich in exchange for winger Kingsley Coman, according to reports.

It is rumoured that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is a big admirer of Coman, who could leave Bayern this summer.

The Frenchman is under contract at the German club until 2023 and has gained interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.

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Rather than lose the winger for a lesser fee next summer or for free the year after, the Bundesliga champions could cash in this transfer window.

Bayern value Coman at around £77million but would be lucky to receive such a fee amidst a coronavirus pandemic impacted market.

However, the France international could be open to a move due to the level of competition within the Bayern ranks.

He is currently competing with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry for a spot in the team, with Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski also ahead in the pecking order.

A swap deal involving Hudson-Odoi is being considered according to L’Equipe.

The six-time Champions League winners have been linked with the Chelsea man in the past, reportedly having a £70m bid rejected in 2020.

The 20-year-old was an unused substitute in all of the Blues Champions League fixtures after the round of 16 but enjoyed a decent spell in the Premier League when Tuchel was first appointed.

Amidst the interest in Coman, Bayern’s chief executive Oliver Kahn is said to be ‘optimistic’ about tying the ex-Juventus man to a new contract.

“We’re in talks with [Leon] Goretzka and Coman,” he said. “Absolute top players want to be paid accordingly, we’re not naive about that. That’s perfectly fine. With us, there is a limit, which is very clearly defined.”

The winger has a wealth of experience, scoring the winning goal in the 2020 CL final against Paris Saint-Germain.

He has also won the league with every club he has played for, which could be a good omen if he comes to Stamford Bridge.

Since joining the PSG first-team squad in 2013, he has an incredible record of winning a league title in every single season of his senior career.

The 25-year-old has 200 appearances for Bayern, scoring 41 goals and assisting a further 50.

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