Bayer Leverkusen have agreed a season-long loan deal with Chelsea for winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Hudson-Odoi is expected to fly to Germany on Monday for a medical.
The move was in danger of collapse 24 hours ago as Leverkusen wanted an option inserted in the deal, but Chelsea only wanted a straight loan. It will be the first time the forward has been loaned out by the club.
Talks went into the night with Hudson-Odoi’s representative – his brother Bradley – able to convince Leverkusen to take the deal on the terms Chelsea wanted.Sky Sports News was told last week that there was late interest from another German club – but the player’s preferred destination is Leverkusen.
Hudson-Odoi and his representatives listened to all offers and spoke to a number of clubs before deciding Leverkusen presented the best option for his development.
As many as 20 clubs – both in England and in Europe – were thought to have been interested in signing Hudson-Odoi earlier this summer.