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Chelsea on the verge to announce £100,000-a-week deal fro young striker

Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of announcing Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new contract after he returned to action on Friday night.

Hudson-Odoi ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 2-2 draw with Burnley back in April but played 61 minutes and claimed an assist on Friday for Chelsea Under-23s.

The teenage winger was the subject of a series of bids from Bayern Munich in January but Chelsea held firm with the spectre of a transfer ban leaving the club unwilling to offload players.

And according to the Sun on Sunday, the Blues will reward Hudson-Odoi for his loyalty with a new contract in the coming weeks.

His fresh deal will see him earn £100,000-a-week and commit his future to Chelsea for the next five years. Hudson-Odoi had been supposedly trying to force a move away from the Blues because of frustrations over lack of game-time.

However, the arrival of Frank Lampard and Jody Morris, with the latter having helped bringing Hudson-Odoi through the Chelsea academy, was a boost to his hopes of earning a place in the first team.

The departure of Eden Hazard, in a £88million move to Real Madrid, has also opened up a spot on the left-hand side for the 18-year-old, who will now set about trying to prove himself to Lampard as the Champions League group stages start to stretch the squad.