Journalist Stuart Appleby interviews Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard after the UEFA Champions League Trophy Handover Ceremony at Banqueting House, Whitehall, London.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has revealed talks to extend his contract at the club are currently on ice.
The England star’s current deal at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the campaign and speculation surrounding Lampard’s next move has been intense.
The 34-year-old has remained a key and consistent performer in the Chelsea team this season, despite the rotation policy of manager Rafael Benitez.
Lampard is only two goals short of equalling Bobby Tambling’s club record of 202, but time is against him if this is to be his final campaign in a Chelsea shirt.
“I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thinking about it (my next move) but there’s nothing happening at the minute other than concentrating on the remaining games,” he told me in an exclusive interview.
Lampard certainly gives off the vibe that he wants to extend his 12-year stay at the club he loves, however it is clear no agreement has been reached on his future.
“Everyone knows my contract’s up at the end of the season but at the moment I’m just worrying about the next eight or nine games until the end of the season,” he said.
The 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, the biggest event in European women’s club football, returns to London for the second time in three years. Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge, home of the 2012 UEFA Champions League winners, will stage the 2013 event on 23 May and kick-off is at 7.30pm. The UEFA Champions League final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25 May.
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