Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea to offer wonderkid new contract ‘as Achilles injury ends Bayern Munich interest’
Chelsea will reportedly offer Callum Hudson-Odoi a new contract after the teenager was ruled out until next season through injury.
Hudson-Odoi, the teenage winger, ruptured his Achilles during Monday evening’s draw with Burnley, and is now facing months on the sidelines.
It is believed his injury will keep the 18-year-old out until next season, through Hudson-Odoi hopes to be fit before the start of the 2019/20 campaign in August.
The injury deals a real blow to Chelsea as they look to finish in the Premier League top four and also win the Europa League, with manager Maurizio Sarri hoping to book the Blues a place in next season’s Champions League.
Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed a relatively successful breakthrough season, and he recently became one of Sarri’s first-choice wingers after spending the first half of the campaign as a backup option.
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There is a silver lining for Chelsea, however.
According to The Telegraph, Bayern Munich are expected to end their transfer interest in Hudson-Odoi now that he will be on the treatment table for the entire summer.
Bayern tried to sign the England international during January when Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request to force a move to Germany, but Chelsea made it clear they would not sell him, even this summer when he enters the final year of his contract.
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As a result of Bayern stepping back from Hudson-Odoi, it is claimed Chelsea will make him a fresh contract offer to prove they are ready to back the youngster despite him suffering a serious injury.
The Blues are understood to be ready to pay Hudson-Odoi around £100,000-a-week, and there is growing optimism the youngster will commit his future to the club having featured more and more frequently in the Premier League over the past few months.
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