Frank Lampard remains in limbo over Chelsea future
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Midfielder Frank Lampard has been given no indication about whether he has a future at Chelsea after this season.
Lampard wants to end his career at Stamford Bridge but is still waiting to see if there will be any talks as he enters the final year of his current contract.
An initial exchange last season has not been followed up by the Blues even though 34-year-old Lampard believes he can continue to play at the top level for several more years.
Lampard said: "We spoke once last season and it was a case of coming back - and it hasn't come back from their end. I don't know (what will happen).
"At the minute I'm just playing. I'd like to sit down and speak with them. But at the minute I'm playing and it's up to the club to do that.
"I would like to end my career there. I feel I can play at the top level for a good few more years, but it's whether the club feels the same."
Lampard, who will skipper England in tonight's friendly international with Italy in Berne, added: "I know there are a lot of changes at Chelsea.
"I'd love to be involved, and the youth coming into the squad this year has really freshened up our team.
"I'd love to carry on but it's a club decision to come and sit down with me.
"They used to sit down with me three years before the end of my contract. Now I'm waiting."
Lampard admits he was given a new lease of life by Chelsea's shock Champions League triumph which turned around a season of discontent.
He said: "It rejuvenated me without a doubt. It went from being the worst season I had at the club personally, all of us, into the greatest season in Chelsea's history.
"I can't explain how great it was to win it, the celebrations, etc. It was what football is all about, the trophy that got away for so long, and, when we got there, it was even better than expected."
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