Frank Lampard is set to stay at Chelsea for another year, despite his name having featured on a list of players due to be released by the club in the coming weeks, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The 35-year-old midfielder has spent 13 years at Stamford Bridge, yet his contractual situation has been the subject of much doubt in recent weeks.
Lampard looks set to be a free agent after the club confirmed his imminent exit, but it is thought that he is actually now close to agreeing a new deal.
Jose Mourinho is keen to keep the veteran playmaker for at least one more season, and talks are believed to be on-going.
Although he can no longer play week in, week out, ‘The Special One’ values the experience of Chelsea’s highest ever goalscorer, and sees him as a vital cog in his first-team squad.
Lampard is currently away at the World Cup, meaning his situation is unlikely to be resolved until he has been officially released.
However, he is rumoured to be in no major rush as he weighs up his options, which include the MLS and a host of Premier League sides.