Frank Lampard has remained tight-lipped over the possibility of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori leaving Chelsea on loan before the closure of the transfer window.
The trio have all been linked with an exit in search of regular first-team football as Chelsea bid to trim a bloated squad ahead of the transfer deadline next week, with each having been pushed down the pecking order following the club’s wealth of summer signings.
Ross Barkley became the latest player to leave the west London side after signing for Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal, though Lampard remained coy over the prospect of further departures in the coming days.
“We do have a big squad, I don’t want to get into speculation in the final few days of the window, so we will see how that develops in the next few days,” Lampard told a pre-match press conference ahead of his sides clash with Crystal Palace tomorrow.
“We focus on the game tomorrow and we will see on Monday.”
Lampard was asked specifically on the futures of Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek and Tomori but refused to give anything away, insisting any loan moves for the England internationals must benefit both the club and the players involved.
“With every player in the squad, if the situation is a loan you have to consider what is the best for the player and best for the club first and foremost.
“With those three players I would take those things into consideration, but I haven’t got an answer for you. I have a good relationship with them all but thats one we will approach player by player in the coming days.
“Once the window shuts every player that is here will be used because there is a long season and lot of competitions coming up. We will know more on Monday.”