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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is yet to return to playing action after suffering an Achilles tendon rupture in a match against Burnley in April last season which forced the 18-year-old to miss the final weeks of last season.
Hudson-Odoi’s contract has been an issue since last season as German side Bayern Munich pushed hard for his signature, with the Chelsea academy product even handing the club a transfer request.
Recent reports claim that Hudson-Odoi is set to sign a new contract that will earn him massive wages and assurances of first team football.
The last time Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke about Hudson-Odoi’s new contract, he sounded optimistic as he said: “I think agreed would mean signed so we’re not quite there but what’s very clear is the club are working towards that.
“Talks moved on very well in the last week or two but it’s not done yet.
“The one thing that’s clear to me is I want to keep him here. He’s a player we cherish. Players who come through the academy are the present and the future of the club so we’re doing everything we can to get there. I hope it’s news to be confirmed soon.”
However, speaking after the 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, Lampard didn’t seem too upbeat about the Hudson-Odoi’s situation.
When asked if there were any developments on negotiations, he said: “No, no news.
“No news from the last time I spoke about it and it hasn’t been my priority to be honest.”