FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Frank Lampard is facing an uphill battle in his first season in charge at .

Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to end doubts over his future at and sign a five-year deal, a source has told FC.

The attacker is in the final year of his contract and has been the subject of four failed bids from , who remain eager to sign him.

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However, after a breakthrough in negotiations, there is hope at that Hudson-Odoi will finally commit to a new contract, snubbing interest from the giants. The 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 FC, but following ’s departure and Frank Lampard‘s arrival as manager, Hudson-Odoi has decided to stay at the club.

Sources told in April how Chelsea wanted to sort Hudson-Odoi’s future and offer him a new contract despite the fact he will miss the 2019-20 campaign through injury.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said the champions “absolutely want to sign” Hudson-Odoi but the club are likely to end up disappointed. 

With unable to sign players this summer and in the January window due to a FIFA ban, Lampard has spoken about how he wants the club’s younger players to step up and take advantage.

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“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.”