Chelsea boss Frank Lampard makes Callum Hudson-Odoi promise

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists he wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay amid interest from German club Bayern Munich.

Hudson-Odoi has just one year left on his Chelsea contract and Lampard has promised to persuade the youngster into signing a contract extension at Chelsea.

Lampard said: “I’ll speak to him. I have seen Callum come through the Academy. I think he is a fantastic talent. I want him to stay. I know the club want him to stay.

“For me, at the age he is, and the fact that he has at a top Premier League team, a top team in the world, he is going to be central for us on the pitch.

“That’s the opportunity that is in front of him now, from where I am sitting. So that’s what I will speak to him about.”

Lampard added: “When I say that he’s going to be central to it, there are things that as a young player he will want to improve and by natural development will improve.

“So I am not going say things that are pie in the sky. I am not going to say: ‘This is all going your way’.

“But knowing his talent, he can be central to this team – and he can be central to England.

“I want to work with him, to drive him forward. I want to improve him as a player and he can show right here at Chelsea that he’s going to be an absolute world-class player.

“I truly believe that.”

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