Chelsea are considering proposing a swap deal for Kingsley Coman that would see Bayern Munich finally land long-term target Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The Bundesliga champions have been admirers of Hudson-Odoi for years, stretching back to January 2019. A deal collapsed, however, and he has since signed a new deal at Stamford Bridge.
It’s been far from plain-sailing for the winger since, however. He’s been in and out of the Chelsea team, struggling to earn the faith of both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel over the past two seasons, and speculation about his long-term future has never really gone away.
It was reported in June that Bayern’s interest had dissipated in the 20-year-old, and that came to light around the time that 90min learned Borussia Dortmund were considering bids for both him and Tammy Abraham.
Now, however, it is being reported by L’Equipe that Chelsea have sensed an opportunity. The newspaper, whose report is carried by GFFN, say the Blues want Bayern winger Kingsley Coman, and are looking into the possibility of swapping the two wingers.
Tuchel is a huge admirer of Coman’s, and Chelsea are said to be keen to bring him in, but Bayern’s asking price – around €90m – rules out a straight purchase. The club feel that including Hudson-Odoi in a deal would keep the price down to a minimum, but it remains to be seen how Bayern value him.
They also say that Hudson-Odoi is not in Tuchel’s plans for next season. He hasn’t played for the club since a substitute appearance against Arsenal in May, sitting out their final two Premier League matches and the Champions League final against Manchester City.
It’s unclear what Hudson-Odoi’s stance on a potential move. He may prefer to stay in the Premier League if there are options on the table, after it was reported that he plans to fight for his place in the England squad despite suggestions he could switch allegiances to Ghana.