No.20 creative attacker urged to sign long-term contract with Chelsea

Blues winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been urged to ignore transfer interest in him and stay at the Stamford Bridge. London club have had a strange summer after being hit with a transfer ban, preventing them from registering new footballers.

Eden Hazard left, and Frank Lampard joined as a coach, and he has insisted that the young footballers will get an opportunity to shine. The English manager has already signed highly-rated players Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori to his squad.

They will join fellow academy graduates Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen as Chelsea utilise their famed youth set-up. But Callum has been linked with a move away this year despite interest from Bayern Munich.

London club beat off interest from the Bundesliga club, but there are still worries that English forward could depart. The 18-year-old attacker’s contract expires next year, and he has yet to put pen to paper, meaning he could leave for nothing.

And former Chelsea footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips has urged the youngster to pledge his future to the Stamford Bridge. “He’s in the Premier League, the best league in the world. I feel like a young footballer he’s got into the England setup, he plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Shaun said.

“Playing in the Premier League, in front of the fans at Stamford Bridge, there’s no better place for him. I feel like he can go to Bayern Munich in three years.“ The departure of Eden Hazard has been a mighty blow after he joined Real Madrid this summer.