Chelsea To Open Talks With Frank Lampard Over New Contract

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Veteran Blues midfielder could still stay at the club.

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Chelsea could still keep veteran midfielder Frank Lampard at the club, after he impressed with two crucial goals against Aston Villa yesterday, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The 34-year-old netted twice at Villa Park to help Chelsea to a 2-1 win, and break Bobby Tambling’s goal-scoring record in the process, as the former West Ham man moved top of the charts with 203 strikes for the club.

Lampard’s future has been subject to much speculation this season as talks over a new deal had stalled, but his end-of-season form may be enough to convince Roman Abramovich to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Although Lampard has fallen behind the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar in the pecking order in Chelsea’s attacking midfield positions, he has still shown he has plenty to offer the team, and it is understood that Jose Mourinho is keen to retain his services if he returns to the club as manager next season.

Lampard emerged into one of the best midfielders in the world under Mourinho in his first spell at the club, and the Real Madrid boss looks set to leave the Bernebeu this summer after falling out with the club’s fans and directors.

Mourinho is also keen to keep John Terry at the club, another senior player who has recently been frozen out at Stamford Bridge.

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