By Adrian Kajumba For Mailonline
Published: 10:39 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 12:28 BST, 21 August 2019
Frank Lampard is ready to introduce Callum Hudson-Odoi to his Chelsea team next month after the youngster returned to training and with the details of a new five-year contract being worked out.
Chelsea have been in new deal talks with Hudson-Odoi, as revealed by Sportsmail last month, and he is now nearing a return after four months out with an achilles injury suffered towards the end of last season.
And Lampard sees the 18-year-old as a key part of his plans in an already-youthful team emerging at Stamford Bridge - starting next month.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to hand Chelsea a boost by returning to the first team next month
He returned to full training this week after surgery in Barcelona in April and has been earmarked for a return to action after the international break in the first two weeks of September.
Hudson-Odoi underlined his reputation as one of England's best young talents after nailing down a spot in Chelsea's first team setup during 2018/19.
He scored five times and set up five more goals in 23 competitive appearances, forced his way into Gareth