Chelsea’s all time record goalscorer looks set to finish his career at Stamford Bridge by signing a new contract extension.
Chelsea midfield stalwart Frank Lampard is set to sign a new contract to stay at Stamford Bridge, reports the Daily Express.
The England international’s current deal expires at the end of June, and as he will be 36 years old that month, it would not be a total shock if he were to depart.
Still, Jose Mourinho still trusts Lampard enough to start him in a UEFA Champions League semi-final away from home – as he did at Atletico Madrid in midweek – and the veteran midfielder remains a disciplined passer and goal threat even in the latter stages of his career.
Lampard has become Chelsea’s all time record goalscorer with 211 goals, including eight in 30 starts this season alone.
Despite his age, he has kept himself in fine fitness, and has a very real chance of earning a place on the England plane for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer.
Roy Hodgson – and Mourinho – could certainly do worse than rely on someone proven to be one of the most consistent performers in the game.
“Frank loves playing for Chelsea and he loves playing under Jose,” a source close to Lampard explained to the Express.
“He wants to finish his career at the club.
“If he can get his future sorted before the summer, it’s a no brainer. He is very hopeful that will happen soon.”