Chelsea set to announce new five-year contract after ‘major breakthrough’ in talks

Chelsea have successfully convinced Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new five-year contract, according to Standard Sport reporter Simon Johnson.

There have been suggestions of the tides turning in this saga, with Hudson-Odoi previously looking like he’d prefer a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Standard Sport’s report is as close to official confirmation as we’re likely to get, with Simon Johnson being a reputable journalist when it comes to all things Chelsea.

His belief is that there has been a ‘major breakthrough’ in talks between the two camps, which leaves Hudson-Odoi poised to commit his future for five-years.

It’s noted that all that’s left is the announcement, which is only a matter of time.

This is the best news that Chelsea fans could have possibly asked for with Eden Hazard likely to walk out the door this summer. We already have our replacement!

It’s a show of faith from the club, with CHO currently recovering from a long-term achilles injury, and a commitment to the cause from Callum.

It’s just chuffing brilliant news. Let’s hope the club confirm it ASAP.