Blues are not set to offer veteran a new deal, insist the club.
Champions League holders Chelsea have refuted recent reports in the English press that key midfield player Frank Lampard is set to be offered a new deal with the West London club, says the Sun.
The veteran England international has a contract at Stamford Bridge until the end of this current campaign, but as yet there have been no approaches made by the Blues to keep the player at the club beyond the end of this summer.
That is until reports in the English media started circulating on Tuesday that the three-time Premier League champions were about to make the first move and sit down with the 34 year old to start talks on a possible new deal, with chief executive Ron Gourlay even being quoted as saying that “discussions are ongoing”.
However, those reports have now been quashed by the hierarchy at the club, with Lampard still set to depart the capital at the end of the current campaign.
Lampard has at present found the back of the net on 199 occasions for Chelsea, leaving the free scoring midfield player just three strikes short of equalling the club goalscoring record of Bobby Tambling, who scored a record 202 times for the Blues.