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Lamppost to Stay at Chelsea?

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Frank Lampard's Chelsea career looks set to extend beyond next month and into another season as there is a willingness from the club to offer him a one-year extension, once the new manager is in place this summer.

The saga has run all season with unhappiness among supporters that Lampard, 34, has been allowed to drift out of contract despite his desire to stay. The Independent understands that the mood has changed lately at the club and that a one-year deal, on around his current pay scale, will be offered to him.

The announcement of a new contract would not be made until after the season is over, and most likely when a new manager arrives. The lead candidate is Jose Mourinho, who would naturally support any deal for Lampard. There is even a suggestion that Mourinho would announce Lampard's deal at his first press conference.

Eliminated by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals, Mourinho gave the clearest indication yet that he would leave Real Madrid this summer and return to Chelsea. “There are clubs in England that love me; especially one,” he said
Earlier in an ITV interview that was cut short, Mourinho described Chelsea as “a special club”. He added: “I want to be where people love me to be.”
Lampard staying will virtually guarantee that he will surpass Bobby Tambling's club record of 202 goals. Lampard is on 201 with no more than six games left in the season.

There has been cautious interest from Sir Alex Ferguson in the player, 35 in June when he is due to become a free agent. Lampard was also close to a deal with Los Angeles Galaxy, whose Major League Soccer season began last month, but that has fallen through.

Key to any potential deal between LA Galaxy and Lampard was Tim Lieweke, formerly president and chief executive of AEG, the owners of the franchise. When he left the LA Galaxy in March the chances of Lampard moving there reduced significantly.

The observations of the England manager, Roy Hodgson, that he would prefer Lampard to be based in Europe, have been another consideration.

The club will not wish to present any new contract for Lampard as a change of heart on their part. In the event of the deal being done they are likely to say that it was a decision made once the situation was assessed at the end of the season.

Is common sense going to win out at the Bridge?
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Jumbeauxlaya
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Ah, your title made me think he had signed a new contract.


LSUSOBEAST1
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Great news for Chelsea and the league. Frank is a great professional.


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WarSlamEagle
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Ah, your title made me think he had signed a new contract.

Fixed.


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RandySavage
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Frank coming back and the prospect of Mourinho and Essien returning to the Bridge? Have I died and gone to heaven? At this rate we will have sold Mikel and Torres by noon.


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Frank coming back and the prospect of Mourinho and Essien returning to the Bridge? Have I died and gone to heaven? At this rate we will have sold Mikel and Torres by noon.


Bring back Carvalho and Drogba and Robben.








And Wayne Bridge.


olddawg26
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Wayne and John love each other


joey barton
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They reconciled over a devil's three-way


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and celestine babafrickingyaro


RandySavage
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Frank is everything a professional should be. All bias aside is there anybody with more class in World Football? Top man.


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i love super frank, all homo


WarSlamEagle
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re: Lamppost to Stay at Chelsea?
Deserves to stay and break that record.


UPT
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Hopefully he ties it tomorrow.


RandySavage
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I'd much rather him wait for a meaningful game. Tie it Sunday break it Wednesday at home in the biggest game of the year.


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Ryne Sandberg
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Wayne made the Championship Team of the Year


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