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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to sign a new deal with the club after meeting with the new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and getting assurances that he will play once he returns from injury.
The new contract will be worth around £100,000-per-week and it will end Bayern’s hopes of signing the 18-year-old, who they have been chasing since last year.
Bayern have seen multiple bids rejected for Hudson-Odoi, and their strong interest in the teenager led the Chelsea academy product to hand the club a transfer request in January in order to push a move through to the German champions. At the end, Chelsea held on to their prized asset, and are keen on keeping him at the club for the foreseeable future.
Hudson-Odoi has a year left on his contract with Chelsea, but the Blues aren’t willing to lose the highly rated youngster who has already made his England debut.
Hudson-Odoi fought his way into the Chelsea team towards the end of the season under Maurizio Sarri but he unfortunately suffered a lasting injury that took him out for the rest of the season and made him miss the Europa League final against Arsenal.
Hudson-Odoi has made an impressive recovery since his operation and has gotten the green light to accelerate his training following a check-up with renowned Barcelona-based surgeon Ramon Cugat, who carried out his surgery.
Hudson-Odoi’s injured Achilles is now fully healed and Cugat declared the England starlet ready to increase his workload.
The players started returning for preseason on Wednesday ahead of the club’s training camp in Ireland and then preseason tour of Japan but Hudson-Odoi is likely to stay behind and continue working on his fitness.