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Chelsea fullback James: I have Lampard souvenir on bedroom wall

Chelsea fullback Reece James has revealed he's playing for his idol in Frank Lampard.

James has revealed he has a shirt signed by his manager hanging over his bed.

He recalled to Four Four Two: "I got taken into the Chelsea dressing room, they gave me a shirt and all the players signed it, including John Terry and a lot of others.

"It's still at my parents' house today, hung over my bed.

"Frank Lampard's name is on it – I haven't told him so I'm not sure he knows, but he's definitely on there!"

James is happy to be plying his trade under a Stamford Bridge legend after returning to his boyhood club after a successful loan spell at Wigan.

The England Under-21 full-back revealed Lampard tried to bring him to Derby last January but it didn't materialise because he was content at the Latics.

He added: "He wanted to sign me for Derby last January, but it didn't go through. I was happy playing at Wigan.

"It was good to know he rated me, although that was at Championship level, and when you get a big job at a Premier League team, sometimes minds can change. But we spoke when he arrived and he said he wanted to give me a chance.

"I was injured, and he told me to come back in the best shape possible. I'm thankful that I've got to work with him."

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