After lots of speculation going around, Chelsea and Callum Hudson-Odoi are set to sign a contract worth £100,000 a week.
Hudson-Odoi has a year left on his contract with the Blues and was keen on leaving Stamford Bridge following interest from German side, Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions have had bids rejected for the 18-year-old winger, including a £35 million last January transfer window.
Reports state that both camps are now in advance talks and Chelsea ready to commit a new long-term contract with the youngster. The reports further claim that the return of Frank Lampard at the Stamford Bridge as its new manager helped convinced the winger to stay with the English club.
During Maurizio Sarri’s reign, Hudson-Odoi was given more chances but an injury sidelined him. He ruptured his Achilles tendon last April putting him at the rehabilitation centre. His injury required surgery and is now back in training. He, however, did not join the squad for their pre-season tour.
“He is a player who has come through the academy, he is a player who can be a big player for Chelsea and England. We as a club as a whole want him to stay, for sure. I think he knows he has a manager here who wants to work with him to improve, and that takes hard work. There a few younger players now, some have signed, some I think will sign in the next month or in the early part of the season, and it is important we move forward on that,” Lampard said earlier this week.
Recently, the Blues have signed Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Both were products of the academy.
The sanction slapped against the Blues prohibits them from acquiring new players. And with the departure of Eden Hazard from Stamford Bridge, Lampard has no choice but to keep most of its players intact.