New Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has admitted that he wants Forward Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain at the club next season.
Hudson-Odoi has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge over the past few months but Lampard believes the England youngster is central to the club’s future.
Lampard also described Hudson-Odoi as a fantastic talent, adding that he wants to work with him at the West London club.
“I have seen Callum come through and he is a fantastic talent,” Lampard was quoted by Metro UK as saying.
“We all know that and I will speak to him and I want him to stay.
“I know the club want him to stay and for me, he is going to be central for us on the pitch and that is the opportunity that is really in front of him now, certainly from where I am sitting.
“So that is something I will speak to him about and I hope he stays.
“When I say he is going to be central to it, there are things as a young player that he will want to improve and there are things through natural development that will improve, so I am not going to say things that are pie in the sky but with his talent, he can be central to this team, he can be central to England, so I am going to say I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player.”