Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to join Nottingham Forest from Chelsea for a fee under £5 million.

The 22-year-old is seen as a replacement for the outgoing Brennan Johnson who is set to join Tottenham Hotspur for £50 million.

Winger Hudson-Odoi will be joining the club, playing under boss Steve Cooper for the second time after playing for the current Reds boss for England U17s.

Cooper is said to be a major factor in the deal for the talented winger, with Hudson-Odoi placing his trust in the Welshman to get his career back on track.

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Steve Cooper has the pulling factor

The Chelsea winger has endured a testing few years after suffering an achilles injury and an unsuccessful loan spell in Germany at Bayer Leverkusen.

A move to the City Ground under a boss who knows how to get the best out of him could help Hudson-Odoi reignite his career and hit the heights he managed at Stamford Bridge.

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The Daily Mail have reported that Cooper believes he can get the best out of the winger, with the 22-year-old in agreement with Cooper, as the Reds boss is seen as a huge factor in his decision to move to the City Ground.

With the fee for the former England U17 international rumoured to be below £5 million, it is a great piece of business for a player who was subject to a £70 million bid from German giants Bayern Munich just three years ago.

He has the chance to really get back on track with a fresh start at Nottingham Forest, proving himself to be a successful replacement for the outgoing Johnson.

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