Former Boss Avram Grant Expects New Chelsea Deal For Frank Lampard

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Israeli boss believes club will retain midfielder’s services.

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Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has expressed his belief that the club will retain Frank Lampard’s services beyond the current season according to talkSport.

The England midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of the season and reports in recent months have suggested that the club have told the player’s agent he would not be offered a new deal.

At 34, Lampard is reaching the twilight of his career, but has put in a number of performances this season which suggest the player is still capable of competing at the highest level.

Lampard has scored more goals than any other player for Chelsea in the Premier League this season and netted his 200th goal for the club during their 2-0 victory over West Ham at the weekend.

Should Lampard leave the club, he is likely to have no shortage of suitors ready to take him on, with reports in recent weeks having linked the player with the likes of Manchester United, Inter Milan and Juventus.

The Chelsea fans have been vocal in their desire to see the England star remain at the club and Grant believes the Stamford Bridge side are unlikely to let a player of Lampard’s calibre leave for nothing.

‘Frank is good for Chelsea. He is like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs for Manchester United,’ said Grant.

‘He is good in the dressing room. He is ambitious to win titles, which I think all the young players at Chelsea need. There is some good talent that needs that winning mentality Frank can bring.

‘I have a feeling that Frank will stay at Chelsea for one more year at least.’

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