Chelsea set to open talks and get £60m winger signed up to £100,000-a-week contract
Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea are looking to sign young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi up to a new contract after he admitted he will miss the rest of the season.
Hudson-Odoi is regarded as the future of Chelsea and the long-term successor to star man Eden Hazard, who is of course linked with a mega money move to Real Madrid at the end of the season, as both parties seek to get back to winning all the big trophies.
However, there has been talk that Hudson-odoi will be leaving the club at the end of the season as he will not be guaranteed the kind of game time that he wants at Chelsea, especially as Maurizio Sarri prefers to play his biggest players in the top-flight as he needs to challenge for the Premier League title.
But according to Goal, Chelsea are still keen on renewing Hudson-Odoi’s contract after the youngster appears to have ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, Goal understands.
It is believed the offer will be close to the £100,000-a-week mark as the Blues are keen to show the 18-year-old that they still believe in his talents, as interest in signing him mounts from overseas.
Bayern Munich are keen to take him to the Bundesliga as the immediate replacement for Arjen Robben, with some reports even suggesting that the German side offered Hudson-Odoi the number 10 shirt during the January window, only for Chelsea to reject any advances on a possible transfer deal.
Chelsea have even told the Germans that he will not even be sold in the summer, even though his contract runs out at the end of the next season, as they look to take advantage of his injury issues by offering him the big new contract.
Hudson-odoi is a clear talent and Chelsea need him to stay, especially with the transfer ban meaning that they cannot buy adequate replacements for Hazard. So many will be hoping that £100,000-a-week is enough to convince Hudson-Odoi to stay.
But the lad wants more than money and Sarri will need to assure the talent that game time will be at a premium next season, especially in the Premier League.