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Bayern Munich chased Callum Hudson-Odoi quite intensively this January, and you can be positive they’ll be back this summer season.

The European giants can not only claim to be a larger club than Chelsea historically, they can also guarantee him severe game-time promptly as Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery attain the finish of their careers, and the likelihood to win trophies each season.

That is fair adequate. Not because the early days of Roman’s reign have Chelsea been on the Bayern/Genuine/Barca level. We’ll accept that.

What’s far more worrying is that apparently Borussia Dortmund have joined the race for our wonderkid. If he had been to push for a move there, it would genuinely represent how far we’ve fallen in current seasons.

Dortmund do not have almost the monetary clout of the trophy winning history that Bayern do, and in the current previous it would have been us acquiring players from them rather than the other way round.

But now they are competing in the Champions League – which we’re not. And at the major of their domestic league – which we’re not. They also deliver an established pathway for young players – which we unquestionably do not.

Then there are the added circumstantial aspects – CHO’s old mate Jadon Sancho for one particular issue.

From our point of view, what matters most is whether or not Callum goes, his location is much less significant.

But a move to the Rhineland would be a genuine sign of altering instances at Chelsea, and a worrying omen that we’ve slipped even additional back in the minds of young players functioning out exactly where to make their mark in the game.