According to media outlet Goal, Callum Hudson-Odoi is all but certain to put an end to the new contract saga and finally sign it ‘in the next week or so’.

The negotiations last for almost half a year, with the winger being sidelined from action for the whole time due to an Achilles injury.

The latter will not be a problem for much longer, as Hudson-Odoi could even feature for U23s in their game against Brighton on 13 September.

If the agreement takes place, the 18-year-old winger will follow the steps of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount and many more young prospects who have committed to Chelsea for a long term under Frank Lampard.

Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fijayo Tomori could also join the ranks, with Emerson Palmieri being the latest to receive an offer from the Blues.

There is no clarity about the terms of the new deal for Hudson-Odoi: the probable wages vary from £100,000 to £200,000 per week.

However, the most important for the player condition, as per reports, is that he will be given a more prominent role in the team than under Maurizio Sarri.

The lack of time on the pitch was probably the reason Hudson-Odoi tried to push for a Bayern Munich move back in January. However, it seems that only a miracle will prevent CHO from putting pen to paper at his boyhood club.


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