Bayern Munich have reiterated their desire to sign Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and said they are in talks with the Premier League club about a deal.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri accused Bayern of disrespecting them after the Bundesliga champions made their pursuit of Hudson-Odoi public.
But, in quotes reported by Sport Bild, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said they are hopeful of a deal.
“We want to sign the player,” he said. “I am fully convinced of his abilities; we are in talks with Chelsea.
“Both [Benjamin Pavard and Hudson-Odoi] are not finished players yet, but we have many leaders in our team, that’s why it would not be a problem if no player came in the transfer window.
“We have to find a good mix between young talents and experienced leadership players.”
A source told ESPN FC the academy youngster does not plan on signing a new deal, with his existing contract set to expire in 2020.