West Londoners stand firm in not negotiating with England star.
Contrary to speculation in Friday morning’s newspapers, Chelsea have not offered long-serving midfield player Frank Lampard a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of this season, says the Sun.
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It had been reported in several media outlets that the West Londoners had approached the veteran England international with the offer of a new deal to remain at the Blues, however, the player’s agent has since denied these stories.
“Nothing has changed regarding Frank’s situation at Chelsea,” said Steve Kutner, the player’s agent.
As a result, it now looks as though the 34-year-old, who has scored an incredible 197 goals in just 587 matches in 12 years for the club, will be moving on to pastures new come the summer, with his next possible destination being either Major League Soccer, China or the Middle East.
Lampard, who needs five more goals to draw level with Bobby Tambling as Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, still harbours thoughts of representing his country at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil.
“I’m very understanding of where I’m at in my career, but if I can continue playing for Chelsea then the next World Cup is certainly a target for me,” Lampard said after England’s 2-1 win over Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday night, a game in which he also scored to make it eight goals in his previous 12 matches for both club and country.
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