Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed youngster Ethan Ampadu is likely to be loaned out this season.
The Wales international did not link up with teammates for the pre-season tour of Japan in anticipation of a move. Lampard admitted he was keen to sign the 18-year-old when he was managing Derby last season with the defender now attracting interests from Aston Villa.
He signed a new five-year contract with the Stamford Bridge club in September 2018.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 16, 2019
Lampard explains Ethan Ampadu s absent because he could be going on loan for the season. He is a big fan of the player and wanted to sign him on loan for Derby last season, so is hopeful he can play a lot of games somewhere this year.#CFCinJapan— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 16, 2019