Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has admitted he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea amid interest from Bayern Munich who are set to return for the 18-year-old in the summer after trying to sign him during the January transfer window.
Lampard understands Chelsea fans want the youngster to get more playing time at the club and he has urged Hudson-Odoi to do all he can to get a chance at Chelsea.
Hudson-Odoi will have just one year left in his contract in the summer but has stalled on signing a new contract due to concerns over playing time.
According to Lampard, Hudson-Odoi will have to make a decision in the summer over what he thinks is best for his career.
“Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea,” Lampard told talkSPORT.
“He needs to be doing everything to get in that team.
“Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve?
“I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.
“Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can.
“I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes.
“I think at the end of the season he will look back and think ‘what can I do with my career?’.
“It’s a mad one because a young English player at Chelsea at that age then you really want him to sign that long-term contract.”