Lampard convinced a top player to sign a contract with Chelsea

The wonderkid is ready to sign a new deal after meeting with the new manager and getting assurances that he will play once he returns from injury.

Frank Lampard has spoken with Callum Hudson-Odoi to try to keep him at Chelsea and a deal is now believed to be close as the youngster has increasingly become convinced that his dreams can be realized at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been trying to convince Hudson-Odoi to sign a new five-year deal for over a year since his pre-season breakthrough under Maurizio Sarri’s early time at the club.

However, the chances to play were slim in the first six months leading to disillusionment over his future and Bayern Munich quickly emerged as front runners from a group of elite clubs.

Bayern made several bids up to £35 million ($44 million) but they were all refused, even after Hudson-Odoi personally handed in a transfer request to Blues director Marina Granovskaia at the end of the January transfer window.

The new contract will likely be worth around £100,000-per-week and it will end Bayern’s hopes of signing the 18-year-old, who has long been a primary transfer target.