Liverpool eye shock Callum Hudson-Odoi transfer with Jurgen Klopp monitoring Chelsea and England starletMarch 21, 2019
LIVERPOOL are plotting a shock move for Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports in Germany.
Sport Bild believe the Reds have been keeping an eye on the Chelsea forward, monitoring his situation in West London.
Hudson-Odoi’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of next season and he is refusing to sign an extension.
The forward, 18, handed in a transfer request in January to try and force through a move to Bayern Munich.
But the Blues rejected a £35million bid to keep him at the club until the summer at least.
Jurgen Klopp, though, could make a sneaky attempt to sign Hudson-Odoi this summer.
He has trusted Trent Alexander-Arnold to be the first-choice right-back over the last 18 months and adding Hudson-Odoi to provide competition for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah would surely excite Reds fans.
However, Klopp would also face competition from his former club Borussia Dortmund, who are also interested.
The German outfit already have Jadon Sancho, also 18, on the books and he has improved massively since they paid Manchester City £9million for the winger in 2017.
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Hudson-Odoi and Sancho are good friends – and now senior England team-mates – although Dortmund may see the Chelsea man as Sancho’s replacement if they sell their star to Manchester United.
But with Chelsea facing a two-window transfer ban and potentially losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, they will do all they can to keep Hudson-Odoi.
Although if he still rejects any new contract offers, they would lose him for free next year and miss out on a hefty transfer fee.