Frank Lampard to prioritise securing future of Callum Hudson-Odoi when he takes over as Chelsea manager
- Frank Lampard’s first job at Chelsea will be to secure Callum Hudson-Odoi
- The teen star’s contract runs out in 2020 and Bayern Munich are very interested
- Chelsea are set to offer the 18-year old winger a new five year contract to stay
One of Frank Lampard’s first tasks as Chelsea boss will be to convince Callum Hudson-Odoi to sign a new deal.
The teen star’s contract runs out in 2020, and Bayern Munich are poised to swoop for the England winger.
Bayern’s £22million bid last week was rejected, but they could wait until January when the transfer fee would be much reduced.
One of Frank Lampard’s first tasks at Chelsea will be to convince Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay
Lampard is expected to leave Derby and return to the west London club in the coming days
Given Chelsea’s transfer ban and Eden Hazard’s exit, keeping Hudson-Odoi at the club is a priority.
Hudson-Odoi has spent the summer rehabilitating from his ruptured Achilles tendon.
Chelsea are set to offer the 18-year old a new five-year contract as they want him to stay and develop under their new manager with Lampard primed to take charge.
The winger is making a quicker than expected return following the setback he suffered when he ruptured his Achilles against Burnley in April.
Hudson-Odoi is due to head back to Barcelona, where he had his operation, in the next fortnight for another check-up with the renowned surgeon Ramon Cugat who carried out the procedure to repair his Achilles.
The young English winger is currently recovering from an Achilles injury sustained in April