Chelsea close to signing 3 players, Manchester United eye Barcelona double swoop and more: Transfer Roundup, 8 January 2019
All the latest happenings from the transfer
Bayern Munich confirm interest in Hudson-Odoi
Bayern Munich have confirmed that they are keen on signing Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. The winger has reportedly told the club he won't be signing a new contract and the German side have launched the 4th bid for him.
"All I can say about Callum Hudson-Odoi is that I think he's a good player and he's a player who we have a great interest in," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Wednesday.
"In my opinion, he's a player who would fit in well at our club. He's got unbelievable qualities. He's good at dribbling and has pace. In my opinion, he's a player we would definitely like to have. Let's see what happens."
The Bundesliga champions have also confirmed that they will be signing Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart in the summer. The French defender will be joining on a 5-year contract when the summer transfer window opens on July 1st.
Barcelona open to selling Malcom
Barcelona signed Malcom from the jaws of AS Roma in the summer but are now open to the idea of selling this month. Mundo Deportivo report that the Catalan side are not happy with him and are not willing to keep him at the club anymore.
Reports suggested that Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou Evergrande made a bid for him but Mundo Deportivo claim that they are yet to receive any formal offers for the player. Roma were linked with the player again but they are no longer in the picture as per recent reports.
To make things worse for the Serie A side, their arch-rivals, Lazio have reportedly joined the race and are the hot-favourites to sign him. Should he join them, he will easily be the most hated man in Rome.