Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is due for a medical with Bayer Leverkusen after agreeing a loan switch for the duration of the 2022/23 season.
Hudson-Odoi was seen as the future when he burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old, even commanding strong interest from Bayern Munich that saw Chelsea reject multiple big bids.
The England international suffered a devastating Achilles injury in April 2019 but later went on to sign a new long-term contract with Chelsea. But he struggled to establish himself once fit and Thomas Tuchel informed him this summer he was happy for him to leave.
The Stamford Bridge hierarchy decided to sanction a temporary move, with a permanent transfer difficult at this stage given there are still two years left on the player’s bumper contract.
90min reported last week that Hudson-Odoi had opted to join Bayer Leverkusen, although was also the subject of interest from Sevilla, Monaco and AC Milan, as well as Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Leicester and Southampton closer to home.
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Leverkusen have started the new Bundesliga season in disappointing form but at least secured their first win of the campaign over the weekend by beating Mainz.
Hudson-Odoi, now 21 and still in the early stages of his career, is yet to make an appearance so far in 2022/23, having been an unused substitute in Chelsea’s last three games.