THE arrival of Frank Lampard as manager has convinced SIX young Chelsea stars to sign new contracts at the club.
The imminent return of the club legend, with former Under-18s boss Jody Morris as his assistant, will have a significant impact on the Blues keeping their best academy talent.
The imminent arrival of Frank Lampard and Jody Morris has convinced SIX young players to sign new Chelsea deals[/caption]
According to the Evening Standard, budding stars Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben-Loftus and Andreas Christensen will pen new deals.
Hudson-Odoi was being chased by Bayern Munich and was considering leaving after a lack of opportunities under Maurizio Sarri.
But with Eden Hazard gone and Willian and Pedro ageing, Hudson-Odoi is expected to be first-choice when he returns from injury.
The 18-year-old is reportedly set to sign a new five-year deal to stay at Chelsea.
Midfielder Loftus-Cheek and centre-back Christensen also considered their futures at the club last season, but will have much bigger roles under Lampard.
The Blues hierarchy are also keen to extend deals with Mason Mount and Reece James, two youngsters who impressed on loan in the Championship last season.
English pair Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi are expected to sign new deals[/caption]
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James and Mount are expected to have regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge next season.
Another sign of Lampard and Morris’ impact is in the U-turn made by highly-rated left-back Juan Castillo.
The Dutchman was expected to leave after his contract runs out this summer, but will now stay in SW6.
Talented academy left-back Juan Castillo was going to leave but will now sign a contract extension[/caption]