Callum Hudson-Odoi is growing increasingly disillusioned with his lack of first-team chances and is set to speak with Frank Lampard about his future at London club, according to reports.
U21 England international has not started either of Blues opening two PL games, playing only 10 minutes off the bench with Brighton, while he was just used sporadically after the restart at the end of last campaign.
Callum came close to leaving Blues a couple of years ago when Maurizio Sarri was in charge, with Bavarians making a big play for his signature, but he signed a new contract and was expected to feature more prominently under Frank.
That has not happened, however, and Hudson-Odoi’s chances have been further limited by a host of attacking summer additions in the form of Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
The 19-year-old winger is not particularly pleased with his current situation and his representatives are planning to speak to Chelsea. The English forward wants to discuss how much of a role he has to play under Frank and would even consider leaving, particularly with his opportunities likely to be even more limited in the coming weeks.
Both Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are currently sidelined with injuries and Callum fears that if he cannot get in the starting line-up now, he may not even make the matchday squad when that pair come back to fitness.
Callum is conscious that his place in the Three Lions senior team for the European Championships next summer hinges on him playing regularly, so a loan to a PL club could suit all sides.