Frank Lampard gives update on Callum Hudson-Odoi contract talks

Matt Debono

The 18-year-old is currently recovering from an achilles injury in which he picked up at the latter end of last season, but is set to sign a new deal at Chelsea.

Speaking to the media after their 4-3 win over Reading, as quoted by Nizaar Kinsella, Lampard said: "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."

Hudson-Odoi will join Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount on long-term deals once he signs after the duo penned their futures to the club earlier on this month following Frank Lampard's arrival.