Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to hand Chelsea another boost by putting pen-to-paper on a stunning new £52m contract.
Chelsea have been in advanced talks for over a month with their exciting teenage winger over a new five-year deal worth up to £200,000-per-week.
A few small details have held up the two parties reaching a total agreement.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to hand Chelsea a boost by signing a stunning new £52m contract
But Sportsmail understands confirmation that the 18 year-old England starlet has committed his future to the club is now close.
Hudson-Odoi’s contract will be worth a basic of £180,000-a-week rising to £200,000-per-week with bonuses.
A breakthrough has come as Hudson-Odoi has stepped up his recovery from the Achilles injury that ended his breakthrough campaign last season.
He returned to full training this week after surgery in Barcelona in April and has been earmarked for a return to action after the international break in the first two weeks of September.
A breakthrough has come as Hudson-Odoi has stepped up his recovery from an Achilles injury
Hudson-Odoi underlined his reputation as one of England’s best young talents after nailing down a spot in Chelsea’s first team setup during 2018/19.
He scored five times and set up five more goals in 23 competitive appearances, forced his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad, winning two caps, and also attracted strong interest from Bayern Munich.
The German giants made a number of bids for Hudson-Odoi in January – the highest of £35m – and tried their luck again with a £22m offer this summer.
But Chelsea were adamant he would not be sold and have now dug deep to ensure he stays at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi was tempted by the prospect of a move to Germany especially as he initially struggled for game time under former boss Maurizio Sarri until Bayern began firming up their interest
The return of Frank Lampard as manager has helped convince Hudson-Odoi to stay put
The return of Frank Lampard as manager, along with his former under-18s boss Jody Morris, and their willingness to show more faith in the club’s youngsters has helped convince Hudson-Odoi where his future lies and he can continue to develop at Chelsea.
Lampard confirmed he sees Hudson-Odoi being a big part of his plans.
He said in pre-season: ‘With Callum of course I want him to sign and stay here. He’s a player who’s come through the academy, he’s 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.
‘Nothing is given, especially when you’re 18 years of age, but with all the attributes Callum has we want him to come through at Chelsea and be a big player for us now and in the future.’
Hudson-Odoi will become the third academy product to commit his long-term future to Chelsea since Lampard’s appointment, following midfield duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount.
Chelsea have high hopes for full-back Reece James too and they are also aiming to tie him down on a new deal.
TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID TEENAGERS
Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18 – £200,000-a-week*
Jadon Sancho, 19 – £190,000-a-week
Vinicius Jnr, 19 – £190,000-a-week
Rodrygo, 18 – £76,000-a-week
Ryan Sessegnon, 19 – £70,000-a-week
Joao Felix, 19 – £58,000-a-week
Moise Kean, 19 – £53,000-a-week
Phil Foden, 19 – £30,000-a-week
Reiss Nelson, 19 – £30,000-a-week
Takefusa Kubo, 18 – £17,115-a-week