Hudson-Odoi WILL sign a new deal – but only if he’s guaranteed minutes
CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI is eager for assurances he will be part of the first team before he can agree a new contract with Chelsea.
Talks are ongoing about a five-year deal for the winger, 18, as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles sustained in April.
But uncertainty about the managerial situation at the club is also playing a part in delaying the negotiations.
Highly-rated Hudson-Odoi forced his way into the plans of boss Maurizio Sarri towards the end of last season and scored five goals before suffering his horror injury against Burnley.
He is on track to return by September following surgery and Chelsea want him to commit.
The Blues have even offered him the prized No 10 shirt which is being vacated by superstar Eden Hazard’s move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But Hudson-Odoi is playing hardball after growing frustrated at his lack of appearances in the first half of last season, which prompted him to hand in a transfer request in January.
A Blues source said: “It’s never been about money for Callum, it’s far more about his development. Chelsea is the team he supported as a boy and he wants to play for them.
“But if he can’t play enough, he won’t improve — and that doesn’t suit him or the club.”
With only one year left on his contract, he wants Chelsea to show he will get regular football when fit.
The former youth team player is also concerned that Sarri is about to follow Hazard out of the club.
Sarri has been dropping hints he wants to return to Italy after just one year in England, with Serie A champs Juventus keen.
That could throw Hudson-Odoi’s progress into doubt and Bayern Munich are not giving up hope of persuading the England star to join them.
Bayern offered to let Hudson-Odoi play in the No 10 role as part of their plans to tempt him.
Europa League champions the Blues are also set to welcome American ace Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58million this summer.
Pulisic and Hudson-Odoi are seen as long term successors to established Chelsea wingers Pedro and Willian who are both over 30 years old.
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