Callum Hudson-Odoi is eager for assurances he will be part of the first team before he agrees terms with Chelsea.
Talks are ongoing about a five-year contract for the 18-year-old star as he recovers from a ruptured Achilles injury sustained in April, but uncertainty about the future manager at the club is also playing a part in delaying the talks.
Callum Hudson-Odoi forced his way into the plans of Maurizio Sarri towards the end of last campaign and netted five goals before suffering the injury against Burnley.
The Blues have even offered him the No. 10 shirt which is vacated by Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid.
But the teenager is playing hardball after growing frustrated at his lack of minutes in the first half of last campaign, which prompted him to hand in a transfer request in winter.
With only one year left on the deal, the winger wants Chelsea to show he will get regular football when ready.
The academy graduate is also concerned that Maurizio Sarri is about to follow Eden Hazard out of the club.
The Italian manager has been dropping hints he wants to return to his homeland after just one year in the Premier League, with Serie A champions Juventus keen.
That could throw Callum Hudson-Odoi’s progress into doubt, and Bayern Munich are still persuading the Englishman to join them.
Bayern Munich offered Callum Hudson-Odoi to play in the No 10, and the youngster was open to switch to Germany.