Frank Lampard wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain at Chelsea

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has said that he would prefer Callum Hudson-Odoi staying put with the Blues. The teenager forward was the subject of strong interest from Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window but the Blues were adamant that their player was not for sale at the midway stage of the campaign.

Still, there remain concerns regarding the youngster’s future with his contract expiring in 15 months’ time but Lampard has urged him to stick with the club, he said: “Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea. He needs to be doing everything to get in that team. Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve? I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.”

Meanwhile, when asked about the ongoing contract dispute, Lampard said that the youngster must take advantage of every opportunity on his side and that could provide the regular first-team football he craves for, he added: “Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can. I think at the end of the season he will look back and think what can I do with my career.”

Bayern failed with three bids for the Blues graduate during the winter period with their final offer of around £35m. When the season concludes, the German champions are likely to revive their interest in the attacker and reports suggest that they could pursue him for a cheaper sum, should the ongoing contract standoff continue.

Hudson-Odoi has made 17 appearances for Chelsea over the course of the current campaign but most of them have come off the bench. Still, he has managed four goals and three assists, and has the opportunity to impress further before the season concludes. Hudson-Odoi could feature from the off when they face Dynamo Kiev on the road on Thursday night.

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