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RB Leipzig join the race to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi as Bayern Munich up their bid


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RB Leipzig have joined the race to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi with a £20 million bid and the option of a buy-back clause for Chelsea.

According to The Mail, Bayern Munich are ready to up their bid to £40 million for the English prospect, but now they face competition from Leipzig.

While Bayern’s stature and reputation make them an obvious choice, the possibility of a buy-back is a tempting option for the Blues.

Chelsea are having diffculty tying the midfielder down to a new deal, even after offering him a new lucrative £80,000-a-week package.

The 18-year-old is set to make a decision on his future this week, with the lure of regular first-team football in the Bundesliga still tempting him with a potential move to Germany.

However, the option of Chelsea buying the player back at a later date could tempt them into letting him depart for a lesser fee to Leipzig. Bayern are not offering a buy-back clause.

He played in Chelsea’s recent Premier League defeat to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Leipzig have also established themselves in Germany’s top flight, and they currently sit fourth in the Bundesliga just one place below Bayern themselves.

Hudson-Odoi has scored once this season for Chelsea and has played for Maurizio Sarri’s side 10 times.

Chelsea’s next game is against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

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