Frank Lampard has told Chelsea’s hierarchy that Mason Mount should not be loaned out for the upcoming season, according to reports
. Lampard has officially replaced Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea’s new manager and has vowed to give the club’s younger players a chance to make an impact in the first team.
Mount spent last season on loan at Derby County and Lampard was impressed with the midfielder’s attitude and performances.
According to The Sun, Lampard is planning to keep Mount in his Chelsea squad for the new season and has no intention of allowing the 20-year-old to leave on loan once again.
The report also claims that Lampard has ordered Chelsea’s hierarchy to arrange a new contract for Mount and has told the midfielder that he should be aiming to get over 100 caps for England.
Chelsea are also attempting to secure both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi on new contract.
Speaking at his first press conference on Thursday, Lampard made it clear that he will strive to create a clear path to the first team for Chelsea’s academy players. ‘It will be one of the things we will look at strongly,’ said the 41-year-old.
‘But it can be misconstrued at times, our eyes will be on that side of the building and if you can push yourself to the first team then we will look to bridge that gap.’