Chelsea’s Frank Lampard could move to France this summer.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is being eyed up by Monaco when his contract with the Blues expires this summer, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The 34-year-old is edging nearer to becoming Chelsea’s all-time leading goal-scorer, but the legendary midfield man is not being offered a new contract by the club due to his age.
Despite his experience, with three Premier League winners’ medals as well as more in the FA Cup and Champions League, the veteran seems to no longer be valued by owner Roman Abramovich.
There had been suggestions that the England international would be persuaded to stay at the club if former boss Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge next season. However, with talks stalling and interest mounting from Monaco, Lampard may decide it’s time to move on.
LA Galaxy have also been linked with the former West Ham man, and it looks increasingly likely that his future lies away from the London club.
Though he will be hoping to go out on a high with the goal scoring record, there’s no guarantee of regular games from now until the end of the season, as Lampard has often been behind the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar in the midfield pecking order.