Goalscoring midfielder has been at the Bridge since 2001.
The future of veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge next season is in doubt after talks about extending the player’s contract with the Blues broke down, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The England international’s current deal with the west London club now runs out at the end of June and so far the two parties have been unable to come to any sort of agreement about extending Lampard’s stay in the capital into the next campaign.
The Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has already held discussions with the club’s technical staff about exactly which players he wants to keep at the Bridge next season, with the self-styled Special One having requested that Lampard remain at the Blues for one more campaign.
However, it is understood that the main sticking point to Lampard being handed a new 12-month contract is the 35-year-old’s insistence that he is still paid his current wage of £150,00 per week, something his employers are said to be unwilling to do.
And so now it looks like coming down to whether the club’s all-time record goalscorer is willing to take a pay cut or not in order to prolong his Chelsea career.