Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants winger Frank Lampard to stay at the Stamford Bridge, urging the club to agree new deals for the Brazilian and youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Lampard wants the duo to stay after identifying the pair as key players in his squad ahead of 2019/20 campaign. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with Barcelona termed the favourites. According to reports, the Blues have rejected a £35million bid from the Catalans while Hudson-Odoi was heavily linked with Bayern Munich.
“I know the club are talking to him [Willian]. Willian and Callum are both players I want in my squad. We’ve made some good moves this pre-season with Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek signing new contracts, two young players nailed down and the club are always trying to do that,” he said.
“From a football sense, I’ve made my ideas very clear. I’m working very closely with Marina [Granovskaia] and the board because these are two players that we want to stay for sure.”
On Odoi’s contract
“If he had agreed then that would mean he had signed and we’re not quite there yet. But it’s very clear that the club are working towards that. I think talks have moved on very well in the last week or two, hence why the headlines came out, but it’s not done yet.”
“The one thing that’s clear for me is I know I want to keep him here and the club wants to keep him because he’s a player we cherish. He’s come through our Academy, he’s the present and the future of this club so we’re doing everything we can to get there.”