Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to agreeing personal terms with Fulham ahead of his potential transfer to Craven Cottage.
That is according to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano.
So, could Chelsea be about to sell yet another talent from the academy production line at Cobham?
It is understood that Fulham are “optimistic” of sorting the deal for the Chelsea attacker as negotiations continue.
He adds that the Premier League side have nearly reached personal terms with the player himself.
“Fulham are now optimistic to get Callum Hudson-Odoi deal done in the next days — as personal terms are close to being agreed,” Romano said.
“Negotiations with Chelsea continue. Marco Silva’s decision to stay was key for Hudson-Odoi to return in talks with Fulham.”
Hudson-Odoi, who’s been recognised as a first-team player for several years, is one of the most highly-rated talents to emerge from the club’s academy in recent years.
The quick winger has enjoyed success during 126 first-team Blues appearances, but he was loaned out to German club Bayer Leverkusen last season after falling down the pecking order.
Unfortunately, the youngster’s trajectory isn’t quite living up to the immense potential most saw in him as a teenager.
In fairness, he’s still just 22 and may need a change of environment to reignite him. He may not have to move far to join Chelsea’s neighbours Fulham, too.
Described as “outstanding” by Thomas Tuchel (The Express), Hudson-Odoi needs this fresh start to get back on track.