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Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi ‘close’ to agreeing new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge – reports

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The 18-year-old became an important member of Maurizio Sarri’s set-up before he sustained an Achilles injury last month

Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi is ‘close’ to penning a new five-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The Chelsea Echo report the youngster will sign the long-term deal to commit his future to the Blues and put an end to rumours linking him with a move away in the summer.

Hudson-Odoi has reportedly pledged his long-term future to Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi has reportedly pledged his long-term future to Chelsea

Bayern Munich attempted to sign Hudson-Odoi in January with a series of bids but the Blues hierarchy stood firm on keeping the 18-year-old, whom they regard as one of the brightest prospects at the club.

Hudson-Odoi became an important member of boss Maurzio Sarri’s first-team before he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Chelsea’s match against Burnley last month.

It is said that assurances over his playing time in the first-team has convinced him he should stay with the club he has been with since the age of 8.

Meanwhile, Chelsea fans are worrying about the severity of Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s injury.

The midfielder was withdrawn during Chelsea’s friendly against New England Revolution on Wednesday evening with an ankle problem.

He left the stadium on crutches with his left foot in a protective boot amid fears he has suffered ligament damage –  and early reports suggest the 23-year-old is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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