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Appointment of Frank Lampard could convince Chelsea striker to say at club

Callum Hudson-Odoi will reportedly sign a new contract with Chelsea if Frank Lampard is appointed as the club’s new manager.

The Blues confirmed on Sunday that Maurizio Sarri had departed the club to link up with Juventus, leaving the West Londoners to find a replacement as soon as possible.

An official approach is expected to be made to Derby County for Lampard, who made 648 appearances for Chelsea during a 13-year playing career at Stamford Bridge.

The arrival of the 40-year-old could put the Premier League side in a position where they could successfully hand Hudson-Odoi an extension to his contract, which expires next year.

The Daily Mail claims that the 19-year-old would be more inclined to pen fresh terms should he be able to play under Lampard and Jody Morris, who he has previously worked under in Chelsea’s academy setup. The England international is currently sidelined with an Achilles injury.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has asked Didier Drogba to join him at Chelsea.

Lampard, who also played for England, West Ham and Manchester City during a distinguished playing career, will now assemble his backroom staff ahead of being officially appointed as Chelsea chief.

Jody Morris will arrive with him as assistant, while Lampard has spoken with Drogba – who he won the Champions League with – over lunch to see if he will take on the role as a striker coach, according to The Sun.