England international Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to putting pen-to-paper on a long-term contract with Chelsea following fruitful discussions with new head coach Frank Lampard, Goal.com reports.
The 18-year-old found gametime hard to come by during the opening stages of the previous campaign under ex-boss Maurizio Sarri, and he could not make a single league start for the Blues.
However, his fortunes changed during the backend of the season following his senior England debut, and he was afforded with four successive starts in the Premier League before picking up a season-ending injury.
According to Goal.com, the teenager is close to committing his long-term future to the Blues after being convinced by Lampard that he would receive regular first-team football following his injury comeback.
The same publication claims that he will be rewarded with a £100,000-a-week package as part of the long-term deal while ending the prolonged interest from Bayern Munich since the 2019 winter transfer window.
With the Blues under a year-long transfer ban, Lampard is likely to work with some of the club’s graduates for the forthcoming campaign and Hudson-Odoi could be one of the young players used for the 2019/2020 season.
Aside from Hudson-Odoi, Lampard watched the likes of Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori in close quarters while managing them at Derby County last term, and the duo may be rewarded with some first-team action over the course of the season.