England star is in the form of his life at present.
Veteran Chelsea midfield player Frank Lampard has revealed that he is aiming to stay at Stamford Bridge well beyond the end of his next deal with the club, reports the London Evening Standard.
The England international only finally agreed his new one-year contract with the west Londoners earlier this month, but the 34-year-old says that his next aim is to be able to prove to club owner Roman Abramovich that he is more than capable of carrying on playing into his late thirties.
Lampard turns 35 later this month, however, his form on the pitch in the last season was as eye catching as ever, and this despite the fact that he was often left out of the starting XI by ‘interim’ head coach Rafa Benitez.
However, Lampard still managed to net an impressive 15 Premier League goals for the Blues in just 29 contests, while overall he registered 17 times in 50 matches.
“I want it to continue for as long as possible. I signed a one-year extension but I’d love to be part of the next few years at Chelsea, developing the young players that we’ve seen come in this season,” said Lampard.
“They are only going to get better and if I can help them then I will be really happy. I see myself staying here again next year and hopefully it won’t be as much of a palaver as this year.
“I’d love to show in the first six months of next season that I can carry on here. It’s down to me.
“I obviously enjoy playing for Chelsea, I have a great association with the club and the fans. I live locally, it is my life here and that is why I didn’t want to change.
“[The contract negotiations] were fairly easy. It was a long process from January onwards and I hadn’t been playing the two months before December through injury.
“There was a new manager and I was in and out [the team]. The club are looking forward and I understood that but I think we all wanted the same thing here.
“The owner and the board want the club to move forward and I want to stay and [achieve this].”