Lampard Gives Latest Update On Contract Talks With Hudson-Odoi And Willian

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The contracts of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian have just one year left and Chelsea have been in talks with both players to extend their contracts.

Both players missed the 4-3 win over Reading on Sunday. Hudson-Odoi is recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture he suffered last season, while Willian will soon return to Chelsea after a holiday in Brazil following his country’s Copa America win over the summer.

According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, Hudson-Odoi is very close to renewing his contract while Willian remains locked in discussions over extending his contract.

“I think agreed would mean signed so we’re not quite there but what’s very clear is the club are working towards that,” Lampard said, according to Goal, about talks to renew Hudson-Odoi’s deal. “Talks moved on very well in the last week or two but it’s not done yet.

“The one thing that’s clear to me is I want to keep him here. He’s a player we cherish. Players who come through the academy are the present and the future of the club so we’re doing everything we can to get there. I hope it’s news to be confirmed soon.

“I know the club are talking to Willian. They’re both players I want in my squad.

“We’ve made good moves in pre-season. Mason Mount and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek signed new contracts, that’s two good young players nailed down.

“We’re always trying to do that. From a football sense, I make my ideas clear and work very closely with [Chelsea director] Marina [Granovskaia] and the board and they’re two players we want to stay for sure.”

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