But Bayern, who trail league leaders Borussia Dortmund by six points, are still chasing their man and Salihamidzic sees Hudson-Odoi as an ideal player for the club. "It was just a general question from him to know, because he is still young".
Chelsea remain desperate to keep Hudson-Odoi, and head coach Maurizio Sarri's surprise decision to start him against Tottenham in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal on Tuesday was part of a broader club effort aimed at convincing the winger that his future lies at Stamford Bridge.
"Of course, he asked me about Germany", Rudiger told reporters at Wembley Stadium.
Hudson-Odoi's contract expires in June 2020 and, as long as he remains unwilling to discuss an extension, Chelsea are mindful that his value will likely decrease significantly if he is kept at Stamford Bridge until the summer.
"We don't need to speak about him too much. I hope to have Diego Godin alongside me for a while longer".
"The guy stopped, if we have to wait for VAR I think he has to continue, but he stopped in the middle of the park". "He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot".
"They can't really turn around and say, 'Oh you've met the asking price, actually we want a different price'". But for me I just wish he stays with us.