The attacker is in the final year of his contract and has been the subject of four failed bids from Bayern Munich, who remain eager to sign him.
However, after a breakthrough in negotiations, there is hope at Chelsea that Hudson-Odoi will finally commit to a new contract, snubbing interest from the Bundesliga giants. The England international is set to put pen to paper on a deal worth around £180,000-a-week, although that could rise to £200,000 after bonuses.
Bayern’s last bid for the 18-year-old came in January and was around £35 million, a source told ESPN FC, but following Maurizio Sarri’s departure and Frank Lampard‘s arrival as manager, Hudson-Odoi has decided to stay at the club.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said the Bundesliga champions “absolutely want to sign” Hudson-Odoi but the club are likely to end up disappointed.
“I think everybody knows that I have a keen eye for the younger players in the academy, that they have produced and we have a batch of them that are fighting to get into the first team,” he said.
“To be absolutely clear, they now have to make the difference. It’s a road that is given to them and now they have to be the ones that play well enough to get into the team.
“I don’t care about age, I care about performance and how people train and play. Now with the squad it is up to those players to show what they can do.”