Frank Lampard wants Hudson-Odoi to sign new deal


Frank Lampard says he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new deal at Chelsea, amid interest from Bayern Munich.

Chelsea head coach Lampard arrived in Japan on Tuesday morning with his 24-man squad, although Hudson-Odoi, 18, stayed back as he continues his recovery from the ruptured Achilles he suffered in April.

Hudson-Odoi turned down an £85,000-a-week contract offer from Chelsea in January – as well as handing in a transfer request – and it is understood the England international is no closer to agreeing a new deal.

“With Callum, of course, I want him to sign [a new deal] and stay here,” said Lampard, speaking ahead of Chelsea’s friendly against Kawasaki Frontale on Friday.

“I said that before I came here – just talking generally – and I said it when I first got here. He is a player that came through the academy, he is a player that can be a big player for Chelsea and for England.

“We – as a club, for sure – want him to stay.”

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