Chelsea agree £57 million deal for top transfer target, Manchester United to hold talks with Real Madrid superstar desperate for transfer and more: Transfer Roundup, 29 December 2018
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's Daily Transfer Roundup. We are just 2 days away from the opening of the January transfer window. As the world ushers in the new year, European clubs will be hustling non-stop to get some big transfer deals done over the course of the month.
With several top clubs seeking reinforcements and hoping to shed the deadwood so as to maintain a healthy wage bill, we expect some high-profile moves to go over the line in January.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the top transfer news, stories and updates that made headlines on 29 December 2018.
Bayern Munich to launch £13 million bid for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich want to sign Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi for £13 million, according to the Daily Mail. Callum Hudson-Odoi is perhaps the brightest talent to have emerged from Chelsea's academy over the past few years and that is saying something.
Hudson-Odoi has already made 6 appearances this season for the Blues with the majority of his games coming in the UEFA Europa League. Borussia Dortmund are another club that has been credited with an interest in the 18-year-old.
If at all Chelsea decide to sell him, they will make sure that they include a buy-back clause in the deal, as per the report. The exciting teenager who has already impressed the Stamford Bridge faithful with his cameos has not had the luxury of an abundance of playing time under Maurizio Sarri.
As a result, the youngster is reportedly keeping an open mind when it comes to his future. Although only 18 years old, Callum Hudson-Odoi believes that he is ready for first-team action and is reluctant to wait around.
Bundesliga sides are increasingly looking at talents emerging from the English clubs' academy setups thanks to the impact that Jadon Sancho has made at Borussia Dortmund already this season after signing for them from Manchester City this past summer.