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Chelsea ‘newly hopeful’ of resolving contract impasse with Hudson-Odoi — report

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Some claim Hudson-Odoi is determined to leave. Some claim Chelsea won’t sell no matter what. Some claim a fee starting at €50m might do that the. Some claim the relationship with the player’s representatives has soured. Some claim everything is on hold anyway.

Everyone claims to know exactly what’s going on.

The Independent’s Miguel Delaney claims Chelsea are “newly hopeful” of the 18-year-old signing his new contract, with the “previous impasse gone” and said representatives now “more open to an agreement”.

Who to believe?

Something may be happening.

Choose your own adventure.

Meanwhile, rumors of Manchester United testing Chelsea’s resolve are increasing as well. Bayern are already spending silly money by agreeing a world record €80m transfer for Atlético Madrid defender Lucas Hernández. Can Chelsea hold out as the waves and waves of big money and big interest crash overhead? Can Callum stay grounded and see that he has a future at Chelsea?

All questions we won’t know the answers to for some time, probably.