X

Saturday 19
January

Chelsea

Bayern slammed for Chelsea approach

12th January 2019, 10:53 by Nick Harris

Bayern Munich have been rebuked by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri for their public pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The 18-year-old winger, whose contract expires in June 2020, has been linked with a big-money move to the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic admitted the club's interest in Hudson-Odoi on Wednesday, much to Chelsea's annoyance, with the Blues threatening to report the Germans to FIFA if there is any evidence of an illegal approach.

Sarri said: "I think that it's not professional, because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea. They didn't respect our club."

Chelsea play Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday with their transfer business - both incomings and outgoings - making plenty of news.

Sarri, who celebrated his 60th birthday on Thursday, is not a fan of the winter transfer window.

"It's crazy to have a market window of 30 days at this moment of the season," he said.

"We play every three days, so we need something else. The market window in January would be better for one week, 10 days. No more."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Chelsea

Chelsea

Sarri considering midfield cover

19th January 2019, 10:41

Chelsea are looking for a new playmaker in midfield to ease the pressure on summer signing Jorginho, according to boss Mauricio Sarri.

Chelsea

Sarri sticking to his guns

19th January 2019, 08:46

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri will not be changing his tactical methods until his players understand their roles.

Chelsea

Sarri - Granovskaia knows what to do

18th January 2019, 16:19

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri insists he is happy to leave director Marina Granovskaia alone to get on with transfers.

Chelsea

Striker to miss Arsenal test ahead of exit

18th January 2019, 07:45

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is a doubt with a hamstring injury ahead of Saturday's trip to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Chelsea

Morata and Batshuayi heading for Chelsea exits

17th January 2019, 14:31

Chelsea hope to offload both Michy Batshuayi and Alvaro Morata this month, with talks at an advanced stage over the sale of the latter.

Chelsea

Higuain loan move close

17th January 2019, 08:34

Chelsea are reportedly poised to agree a deal to sign Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain on loan for the rest of the season.

Recent Sport Headlines

Barcelona

Klopp plays down Coutinho link

19th January 2019, 12:38

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are not considering making a move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Huddersfield Town

Smith looks forward as Terriers face the music without Wagner

19th January 2019, 12:08

Huddersfield skipper Tommy Smith has paid tribute to David Wagner but insisted none of his team-mates are feeling sorry for themselves.

Fulham

Stephen Humphrys completes move to Southend

19th January 2019, 11:57

Southend manager Chris Powell expects Stephen Humphrys to settle down and find his best form after completing a move from Fulham.

Boxing

Cano stuns world champion Linares

19th January 2019, 11:52

Pablo Cesar Cano claimed a shock victory over three-weight world champion Jorge Linares in New York on Friday.

Cardiff City

Striker has Cardiff medical

19th January 2019, 11:51

Cardiff are closer to making Emiliano Sala their record signing after the Nantes striker underwent his medical on Friday.

West Ham United

Wilshere to return next month

19th January 2019, 11:51

According to manager Manuel Pellegrini, Jack Wilshere could be back in action for West Ham as early as the start of next month.

Tennis

Serbian star seals spot in last 16

19th January 2019, 11:45

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the last 16 of the Australian Open courtesy of a victory over Denis Shapovalov.

Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold signs five-year contract at Liverpool

19th January 2019, 11:43

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has expressed his delight at signing a new long-term contract with the club.