Lampard wants Chelsea duo to sign new deals

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Frank Lampard has admitted he is keen for Chelsea youngsters Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to sign new contracts.

The likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi have signed long-term deals with the Blues and talks are taking place with Abraham and Tomori with a view to them also committing their long-term futures to the club.

And, speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon, manager Lampard said he hopes both will put pen to paper.

“Of course I do,” said Lampard, who has promoted both players to the first team this season.

“That goes slightly out of my remit and they are dealing with the club. But I know the club I love the players.

“I’m brought them into the team this season and they are doing particularly well. But I leave those conversations to the club to discuss contracts but, of course, I want them to be here for a long time.

“That’s the conversation for me and the club. I’ve made it clear that they are playing very well and I want them to stay.”

However, Lampard’s immediate concern is to get N’Golo Kante back from injury.

The Frenchman is now being troubled by a groin problem and Chelsea are unsure when he will be able to return.

Lampard said: “He’s training on his own with some physical work. We need to get him right now, because he’s been in and out during the season.”




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