CHELSEA wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to thrash out his future next week.
The 18-year-old winger is wanted by Bayern Munich after growing frustrated by a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi is out of contract at the end of next season, leaving Chelsea bosses with the dilemma of cashing in or bowing to his demands.
According to The Sun, Blues bosses have made his future the top priority after finally signing Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus.
The two parties are set to hold talks in the next five days to resolve the situation.
And Hudson-Odoi will reportedly tell the club he wants regular game time if he is to stick around.
He has been limited to 61 minutes of Premier League football since making his senior debut in last August’s Community Shield.
Hudson-Odoi is aware of the opportunity for progression in the Bundesliga, having seen Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson thrive at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.
Chelsea have rebuffed a string of bids from Bayern Munich – the latest being worth £35m.
To make matters worse for the Blues, Hudson-Odoi is set to reject an £85,000-a-week contract extension offer.
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth believes the club are likely to avoid selling before next Thursday’s deadline.
“A question that has been asked is: Could get Bayern get him this month?” he said on the Transfer Talk podcast.
“It’s a transfer window, anything is possible. But what’s more likely is I think Chelsea will use the next five months to try convince him to stay.
“In the summer, he’ll have 12 months left on his contract. And Chelsea by then could still, probably not demand as high a fee as they could now, but they could still demand a fee that would be acceptable to them.
“It’s not a situation like Jadon Sancho had at Man City, like that Ibrahim Diaz had at Man City. City were hamstrung. They had six months left on their contracts, they couldn’t really do anything.
“The big danger, and this is the option that Chelsea will not want to see come to fruition, is that Hudson-Odoi stays until the summer and decides in the summer, ‘You know what? I’m not going to go anywhere. I’m going to hang around for a year.’
“And then in January, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with, potentially with Bayern, go there for free in the summer.
“And the he could actually, probably, demand more money because there won’t be a transfer fee involved.
“He could sit tight for another year and leave for free next summer. That’s one thing Chelsea want to avoid. I think something will come to a head.
“The movements will start happening now, but something will come to a head in the summer. Either will he stay? Or he’ll end up going.”