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.”