Callum Hudson-Odoi close to new Chelsea contract

Teenager set to earn £180,000 a week; shirt number and the length of the contract yet to be agreed

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored for Chelsea in their win over Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge
Image: Chelsea have finally tied Callum Hudson-Odoi down to a new contract

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to agreeing a new contract at the club, which will be worth £180,000 a week.

Bayern Munich have made four separate bids for Hudson-Odoi - the most recent worth £22.5m - but despite the 18-year-old handing in a transfer request in January, he now looks set to be staying at Stamford Bridge.

Negotiations have continued over the past six months, with the crucial breakthrough and verbal agreement between Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia and Hudson-Odoi representatives reached in the last 48 hours.

However, several aspects of the deal are not yet agreed, including which shirt number he will wear, and whether the deal is for four or five years.

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Cesar Azpilicueta is convinced Hudson-Odoi will become an important player for Chelsea

The Chelsea academy graduate had less than a year left on his contract and would have been able to talk to foreign clubs in January.

New Blues boss Frank Lampard has previously highlighted his desire to keep Hudson-Odoi at the club, stating that he will be 'central to Chelsea's future'.

Lampard said: "He is a player that came through the academy, he is a player that can be a big player for Chelsea and for England.

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Gareth Southgate manager of England embraces debutant Callum Hudson-Odoi after the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between England and Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on March 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.
Image: Hudson-Odoi has made two England caps under Gareth Southgate

"We - as a club, for sure - want him to stay."

The winger is currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles that he suffered during Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Burnley last season, but has said on social media that he "hopes to be back soon".

If he does sign, he will join fellow Chelsea youngsters Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount in agreeing new deals at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2019-20 season.

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