Callum Hudson-Odoi will sign a new five-year deal at Chelsea to end any doubts he is set to leave the club this summer following interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
Chelsea had previously appeared close to losing the 18-year-old after Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request in January when he had just 18 months remaining on his contract.
Bayern saw a £35 million ($44m) offer for Hudson-Odoi rejected by Chelsea and have retained an interest in the teenage winger.
However, Goal understands Hudson-Odoi’s progress in Chelsea’s first team during the second half of the season has helped to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge, having sat on contract offers dating back as far as last summer.
His representatives had not reopened talks regarding a new deal since before January, but Goal recently reported that he has been increasingly keen to stay with the Europa League winners.
He could now earn as much as £100,000 a week in his new contract after his value skyrocketed following his impressive performances for Chelsea, in addition to winning his first caps for England.
Ramon Azeez’s Granada secure promotion to LaLiga
Ramon Azeez’s Granada have been promoted to the Spanish LaLiga for the 2019-20 season after Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Mallorca.
The Nasrids settled for the share of the spoils in their penultimate league game of the season to cement second spot in the Segunda Division table with 76 points after 41 games.
Azeez was an unused substitute for the crucial tie at the Iberostar Estadio. They join league champions Osasuna to secure automatic promotion tickets. Malaga, Albacete and Mallorca will participate in the play-off round for the last qualifying ticket.
The promotion means Azeez, who has played 12 league games this term, will return to the top-flight for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign when he played for Almeria.
Granada will look to round up their impressive 2018-19 campaign on a high when they host Alcorcon at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday.
Chelsea demanding £5.3m for Sarri from Juventus
Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus has stalled with Chelsea demanding the Serie A champions pay the Italian’s £5.3m release clause, Sky in Italy understands.
The 60-year-old had been expecting to be released by Chelsea ahead of a return to his homeland, having recently admitted in an interview to Vanity Fair that “the call of home is strong”.
Sarri told the Chelsea hierarchy of his wish to leave soon after last Wednesday’s Europa League final in Baku, where they beat Arsenal to 4-1.
Chelsea also secured a return to the Champions League under Sarri thanks to a third-place finish in the Premier League.
But Sarri was criticised by a certain section of the Chelsea support throughout his debut season for his style of play, which was labelled as “Sarriball” during his much-hailed spell at Napoli.