Chelsea set to open talks over deal

Frank Lampard Chelsea midfielder

Frank Lampard is expected to be offered a contract extension this week in a U-turn made by the club.

The Chelsea midfielder will be meeting with his agent and Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay to discuss extending his career at Stamford Bridge over the “next week or so”, according to The Express

A Chelsea source said: “It is my understanding that Frank has been given an indication that the club are to offer him a new deal, the details of which are yet to be discussed.

“Everyone at the club will be delighted if he stays.”

There were rumours of a new deal last week but these were denied by those close to the star saying there was only a prospect of an extension but this week Chelsea will open official discussions.

Lampard, 34 is contracted to Chelsea until the end of the season and wasn’t offered an extension until now; a subject that was much talked about inside and outside the club.

Despite not having as much play time this season he has still managed to score 13 goals, almost double what Torres has scored and is still very much in form.

Team-mate John Terry who has played with Lampard for 12 years said:

“Frank has so much more to give. He is an inspiration to everyone here.

“He is the best trainer at Chelsea by a million miles and I am not even going to entertain the thought of him playing for another club.”

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