Lampard to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least one more season.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed a one-year contract extension with the club, the Blues have confirmed on their official website.
The 34-year-old’s deal was set to expire this summer and the England star had been linked with moves to a host of clubs, including LA Galaxy and Manchester United.
Lampard’s double against Aston Villa last weekend saw the former West Ham star move ahead of Bobby Tambling to first in the list of Chelsea’s all-time top goal-scorers, with 203.
The Blues’ vice-captain has scored ten or more Premier League goals in his previous ten seasons in west London and has helped Chelsea qualify for the Champions League with 15 league goals in just 20 starts this season.
Lampard added the Europa League crown to his catalogue of trophies for the Stamford Bridge outfit, which include the Champions League, three Premier League crowns and the FA Cup.
“I’m absolutely delighted. Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea,” Lampard told the club website.
“We’ve been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable. “I want to thank Mr Abramovich [Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich] for everything he’s done in making the dream a reality.
“I love this club, the staff, the players and especially the supporters, who have treated me fantastically since the day I arrived. The thought of helping the club to more success in the forthcoming years is all I ever wanted. I couldn’t be happier.”
Since arriving from West Ham in 2001, Lampard has made over 400 appearances for Chelsea.