Lampard has no plans to leave Chelsea

Frank Lampard has stated that he has no plans to leave Chelsea this summer, and wants to continue playing for the west London club for a number of years.

The ageing midfielder has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens, with moves to the MLS, Ligue 1 and La Liga touted.

However, despite only having one year left on his contract, Lampard has stated that he wants to stay at Chelsea for the foreseeable future.

“I love Chelsea and, ideally, I will be here longer than just one more season,” he told Mirror Football.

“I look at people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United and see what they are still doing and I would love to do the same for Chelsea. I want to emulate them.

“I considered playing abroad three or four years ago, that’s true. But I decided to be here at Chelsea for the long haul.

“You can see what can be achieved by players like John Terry and Steven Gerrard who have been one-club men. Talks are planned with the club in the summer and as long as they want me, I would be more than happy to continue.

“As you get that bit older, you can’t play the same way as you did five or six years ago. But I still feel I can contribute. I still feel good and I feel fresh in training and I am enjoying my football as much as ever,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

 


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