Frank Lampard opens the door to the departure of Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea



Callum Hudson-Odoi may depart on mortgage (Image: Getty)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has refused to rule out Callum Hudson-Odoi departing the membership earlier than the switch window shuts.

The winger has featured in simply 9 minutes of Chelsea’s opening two Premier League fixtures this time period and he faces elevated competitors for a beginning spot following the arrivals of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Hudson-Odoi was eager on leaving the membership in 2018 and handed in a switch request so as to power by a transfer to Bayern Munich whereas Maurizio Sarri was on the helm.

Nonetheless, he signed a brand new long-term deal to remain at Stamford Bridge following Lampard’s appointment and the arrival of the previous Derby boss was seen as a constructive for the England worldwide.

However that’s did not materialise with Hudson-Odoi struggling for recreation time and he’s been linked with a transfer away from the membership, each on a everlasting foundation and on mortgage.

With so many signings on the membership this summer time, Lampard must trim his squad and Antonio Rudiger seems to be one other sufferer of the brand new arrivals with the German failing to characteristic within the opening two fixtures.

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Hudson-Odoi has struggled for recreation time (Picture by Richard Heathcote/Getty Pictures)

Hudson-Odoi is about to characteristic in opposition to Barnsley within the League Cup however Lampard says that’s not proof of his long-term future on the membership and says he should depart earlier than the switch window closes.

Requested immediately about Rudiger and Hudson-Odoi, Lampard stated: ‘I’m going to skirt round that query. It stays to be seen.

‘We’re not in a interval the place the switch window or market is appearing prefer it has executed in recent times when it comes to how gamers transfer or what stage they transfer at.

‘Once more, the aggressive video games have simply began. I’m very open to these conversations with the gamers as the following couple of weeks go on. My precedence will all the time be ensuring I preserve and hold the strongest squad I can for this membership however after that, after all, the person conversations will occur inside that. I’ll strive and ensure I’m going into the season as soon as the window shuts with the squad that I really feel is aggressive in a wholesome method.’

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Edouard Mendy is about to grow to be Chelsea’s seventh signing of the summer time as soon as he places pen to paper on a five-year deal on the membership.

Chelsea’s spending will then be over and the membership will deal with recouping a few of their £230million outlay.

Lampard admits he must trim his squad and it may result in some tough conversations.

‘There are choices for me to take, for the membership to make and for the gamers themselves to make. That’s the scenario now.

‘After all, I’ve an thought of the quantity within the squad I wish to make the squad have wholesome competitors, however to not have so many gamers not competing recurrently and feeling like they’re out of squads and never getting the minutes they need.

‘These are very a lot conversations I’ll have going ahead. It doesn’t imply that we’re pressured in any a kind of positions or areas to maneuver gamers on. However these conversations will likely be ongoing over the following couple of weeks.’

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