Lamps eyes new deal
Frank Lampard is ready to pledge his future to Chelsea and sign a new deal if the club want to keep him.
Lampard would have been looking to move on in the summer had Andre Villas-Boas still been in charge as the two did not see eye to eye but, after the Portuguese boss was sacked, the midfielder now wants to stay. There is still talk of a summer clear out and it remains to be seen if that involves Lampard but as far as the player is concerned, he would love to extend his career at Stamford Bridge. "I love Chelsea and, ideally, I will be here longer than just one more season," he told the Mirror. "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." Lampard has a year to run on his current deal and there will be offers on the table from abroad but the 33-year-old has already rejected one chance to leave Chelsea for foreign soil and will do so again. "I considered playing abroad three or four years ago, that's true. But I decided to be here at Chelsea for the long haul," he said. "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."